Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Connor's Chosen Artit presentation
His works started on skateboards and t-shirts while attending Idyllwild Arts Academy and Rhode Island School of Design. His first publicly recognized work was the "Andre the Giant has a Posse" poster and sticker campaign, which became popular during his attendance at the Rhode Island School of Design. From this point on, his work became more and more politically charged. He has also worked on many artist collaborations, producing anti-war and anti-bush posters, as well as designing album art for Led Zeppelin, the Black Eyed Peas, Smashing Pumpkins, Flogging Molly, and a poster for "Walk the Line." He has also worked on many not for profit campaigns in which he sold his signed work and donated the proceeds to various charities. His next big break came with the Obama poster campaign, in which he edited a portrait of Obama with the word "HOPE" subtitled beneath it. There was later some legal conflict involving his use of the portrait of Obama, which was originally taken by Mannie Garcia. He was later held in contempt of Court for lying and destroying evidence that was involved in his case for the photograph used in the "HOPE" poster.
This video is a 10 minute long one, but it definitely depicts the process very well.