Friday, October 3, 2008

Cody Hudson x Upper Playground x Obama limited print

Graphic design and fine artist Cody Hudson is the latest artist to partner with Upper Playground (UP) to produce a Barack Obama print. The Chicago-based Hudson recently published a book with UP’s FIFTY24SF Gallery books entitled Save My Life, as well as exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago this past year.

There are 200 prints made that are signed and numbered by the artist, and retail for $200. The limited-edition 18" x 24" print is available exclusively online. Please note: prints will not ship until November 3, 2008.

All proceeds from the sales of the poster will go directly to creating more campaign t-shirts, posters, and stickers by other artists in support of Obama's bid for President. Stay tuned for more Upper Playground projects in support of Barack Obama to be announced up until the election on November 4, 2008.

Cody Hudson’s Barack Obama poster is part of an ongoing series from Upper Playground of artist collaborations in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Upper Playground has endorsed Obama's campaign by creating posters featuring artwork from Justin Bua, David Choe, Grotesk, The Date Farmers, Munk One, Ron English, Alex Pardee, Morning Breath, Mac, Sam Flores, Burlesque Design and Mear One, in addition to printing T-shirts with Shepard Fairey's Obama graphics to help support the campaign.


Lazaro said...

I love Upper Playground and everything they have done for the cause of spreading the word about Obama and getting young artists interested in politics again but $200 for this particular piece is asking too much. Does anyone see that kind of value in this design? Can't they help out their demographic a little and have a fire sale and reduce their prices? I can't be the only one out there who refuses to buy another print at this inflated price. I would love to hear other peoples opinions on this subject. Thanks.

christina said...

It seems to me that the fairness of price is relative to an individual's respect for the work of fine art. Just because its simple doesn't mean it is worth less.