Monday, February 9, 2009
Shepard Fairey "ADOPT" Posters Sold Out in 90 Minutes
Despite the sluggish economy, artist Shepard Fairey's "ADOPT" posters were a hot ticket item yesterday, selling out only 90 minutes after going on sale at the Web site www.muttslikeme.com. Sale of the 400 posters signed by the designer raised $30,000 for animal shelters.
Fairey is the artist who made Barack Obama's face an icon through his stickers and posters. He has now made an icon out of the American mutt, proving that every mutt is truly original.
The "ADOPT" poster aimed at promoting dog adoption throughout the country and the launch of a new website, www.adoptapet.com. It looks like they will do another round of printing. In the meantime, you can order other items that bear the "ADOPT" logo.
Fairey said he created the image on the poster after his childhood mutt, Honey.