“Yes We Did” Obama Victory Posters by Shepard Fairey Available Now (Open Edition)

In what could definitely be viewed as bullsh*t by the people that ordered the limited edition Shepard Fairey “Yes We Did” Obama Victory posters, MoveOn has offered up an open edition version of the same image.  It is a 24″ x 36″ offset, and appears to be on slightly lower quality paper stock.  You can get one copy by making a $20 donation, two for $35, or three for $50.  Visit MoveOn.org.

99 Responses to ““Yes We Did” Obama Victory Posters by Shepard Fairey Available Now (Open Edition)”

  1. I meant to agree with Obey Obama, although I understand where jj is coming from. Thank GOD Obama won.

  2. What is this all about?

    E

  3. randy g.,

    The’unlimited edition’ is printed on different and thinner paper stock. So there is physical difference between the two editions.

  4. That’s good to hear, but it really should have been a different size as well. You KNOW that some goobers are gonna fake a signature and/or numbers. Making it a different size would have alleviated much of this, and well as serving to differentiate the poster of Ebay. Just a few inches would have made a significant difference.

  5. I read all 83 comments, 3 stood out, and one of them was a poster wanting to re-sell his 500 dollar scam to another, Im glad at the end he had a change of heart and realized that regardless of his price payed he came to the realization that its more than about that.
    Flipping Obama posters isnt what won a historic election. Its everyone who supported these movements from the start.

  6. This is so funny. Most art collectors know that the value in art is what the image means to the person willing to pay for it. The fact that prints were on EB before they even on sale means that profiteers were counting on making a killing off this one. One S/N print was going for 1500, 2000, and 2999 on EB.
    I think this was a great move to make this image availabe to everyone. Look at all the people who voted and how all of the other prints sold out in minutes. Now there are fake/knock off prints on EB for 20-50 bucks.
    Flippers Get A Real Job Let The Collectors Get Some Art.

  7. I see both sides of the argument. Making the poster a smaller size would have been good place to start with this new release. But when you say “I want to be one of the few people to have one” doesn’t that sounds a little elitest? This is a big country and it took a lot of people to get Obama into office. So don’t they deserve to embrace this art as a piece of their own history. Whether it’s a print or a poster?

    And also the poster is a poster not a print. There is a difference.

  8. You’re right. It’s a printed poster.

    Relax everyone.
    MoveOn are rookies in this game. $90 won’t kill you. You’ve all made your money flipping Obey artwork in the past.

  9. I spent $500, and that’s not pocket change to me. I also don’t consider myself an art snob. I’ve never flipped artwork and don’t intend to. The unlimited edition should have been made slightly smaller.

  10. I DO NOT THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA ON MOVEON’S PART.

    WHEN SOMEONE DESCRIBES SOMETHING AS A LIMITED EDITION IT SHOULD BE A LIMITED EDITION.

  11. If you look closely on ebay, the posters being offered without reserves are doing very well, some being bidded at much higher prices than those with ‘buy it now,” options.

    Personally, I think the flippers would do much better selling their goods on inauguration day or the day after, when Obama is officially sworn in as the 44th president. I bought all the most expensive version and a few of the most recent 20.00 jobs. I commend Moveon for making these available to the general public. I think it’s a nicely designed poster and many will enjoy it. The date is particularly important. And I’m sure that anyone who manages to get Obama’s signature on the artist’s signed version will have a significant windfall, in the 10,000 dollar range. Obama’s election is historic beyond imagination. He will, no doubt, be on a coin someday, and Fairey’s designs shaped the visually most identifiable image of this campaign–excluding the hilarious photo of McCain’s tongue hanging out as he follows Obama from the debate stage.

    If you want to sell your posters, I suggest offering it without reserves. I’m astounded to see the ‘words of change” posters selling so high…These are very historic, and with each and every passing hour, their significance is amplified. There are many first to consider regarding this campaign, and the ‘ARTISTS FOR OBAMA” limited edition series began on this campaign. These posters cover a lot of ground: historical, marketing, mass media, internet, geo politics, design. Consider all these facts when worrying about your posters, and they were created by the man who shaped the visual identity for President Obama. You can rest assured, the republican party will utilize some of these online strategies in the next election…

    cheers.
    rb

  12. If you look closely on ebay, the posters being offered without reserves are doing very well, some being bidded at much higher prices than those with ‘buy it now,” options.

    Personally, I think the flippers would do much better selling their goods on inauguration day, or the day after, when Obama is officially sworn in as the 44th president. I bought the most expensive version and a few of the newly provided $20.00 posters.

    I commend Moveon for making these available to the general public, and especially those who could not afford the signed editions.

    I think it’s a well designed poster and many will feel emotionally attached to it. The date is particularly important, and anyone who manages to obtain Obama’s signature on a Fairey signed version will have a significant windfall– in the $10,000 range. Obama’s election is historic beyond imagination. He will, no doubt, be on a coin someday, and Fairey’s designs shaped the most identifiable visual image of this campaign–excluding the hilarious photo of Pavlov McCain’s tongue hanging out as he follows Obama from the debate stage.

    If you want to sell your posters, I suggest offering it without reserves. I’m astounded to see the ‘Words of Change” posters selling so high…These are very historic, and with each and every passing hour, their significance is amplified. There are many first to consider regarding this campaign, and the ‘ARTISTS FOR OBAMA” limited edition series began on this campaign.

    These posters cover a lot of ground: historical, marketing, mass media, internet, geo politics, design and collectables.

    Consider all these variables when poster depreciation disease overcomes you, and your fears will ebb. Remember, these prints and posters were created by the man who shaped the visual identity for the Obama campaign.

    You can rest assured, the republican party will utilize some of these online strategies in the next election…

    cheers.
    rb

  13. disregard the earlier rough draft…

  14. I ONLY WISH MR. OBAMA WOULD PICK JOHN MCCAIN AS HIS VICE PRESIDENT, THAT WAY THEY COULD BOTH WIN!

  15. Yeah, that’s what we Obama supporters really wanted…for McCain to dirty up Obama’s clean slate. “G’night, John Boy.”

  16. I too think Obama Will be on a coin!!

  17. I think they should have made an effort to make the open edition more distinguishable from the original. I think they would’ve gotten just as much extra support from releasing an 18 X 24 open edition, and collectors of the LE prints would’ve felt much less betrayed.

  18. I gave a donation and was told I would get one of the limited edition, numbered of 5000 posters. When it arrived, it was a plain poster with no numbering. I am having my Email address removed from the MoveOn web site.

  19. those complaining are morons and know nada about ART !……sheesh…..

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