On Friday, December 19th, TIME Magazine will release its “Person of the Year” issue. The winner… President Elect Barack Obama. He will get the cover of the magazine of course, but what image/photograph did Time use? They went to the person responsible for creating the most iconic portrait of Obama, Shepard Fairey, and asked if he would design the cover for the Person of the Year winner: Barack Obama. UPDATE: Time actually conducted a video interview with Shepard to dicuss the design process for the Obama cover image. See the video…Â (Here)
In January, Shepard released the first image of Obama to his fans (Progress: edition of 350) and 10 months later he’s doing the cover for one of the most influential magazines in the world (Time magazine: weekly circulation 4,038,508). From a circulation of 350 to 4,038,508 in less than a year, and along the way he was also named one of GQ’s men of the year. Congratulations Shepard!
Be sure to grab your copy of TIME this Friday the 29th, but in the meantime, Shepard has provided us with a signed a Mini Obama “Progress” for the readers of AM. Win it after the jump!
Shepard was gracious enough to donate a few SIGNED Obama Progress stickers to be given away and we thought that this would be a great occasion to give one away.
How can you win it? Simple, just post a comment on this article below (only one entry/person please) between now and Friday 6pm, and we’ll select one winner at random.
Update: Thank you for all who posted and participated in the contest. The winner that was randomly selected was: brad3fish.
Discuss Shepard Fairey here.