Voting Rights are Human Rights

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October 2020


Shepard Fairey is an artist renowned for his famous “Hope” image of Barack Obama as well as the artwork on the current cover of Time magazine. Mr. Fairey has been equally active in Milwaukee, WI, where this month, along with local artists and the support of Wallpapered City, he painted a large voting rights mural on the Colby Abbot Building, located on Milwaukee St. The mural reads, “Voting Rights are Human Rights” and spans 7,400 square feet of wall space. Hanson Dodge, a Milwaukee-based independent advertising agency with deep ties to the community, documented the making of this mural. The project promotes unity, equity and creativity in Milwaukee. Fairey and his Obey Giant team worked with four Wisconsin artists -- Tyanna Buie, Niki Johnson, Tom Jones and Claudio Martinez -- along with Dyani White Hawk of Minnesota. In addition to Wallpapered City, local support was provided by Patti Keating-Kahn, Black Box Fund MKE, The Pfister and the Milwaukee Bucks. The mural is believed to be such a powerful expression that VISIT Milwaukee, which markets the Greater Milwaukee area, has added the "Voting Rights" mural to its list of many reasons to “Visit Milwaukee.”

Outdoor advertisement created by Hanson Dodge, United States for Shepard Fairey, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: Hanson Dodge, Milwaukee, USA
Executive Creative Director: Chris Buhrman
Creative Director: Joe Ciccarelli
Videographer: Brad Rochford
Art Director: Jillian Turbessi
Producer: Michael Joyce
Artist: Shepard Fairey
Obey Giant Team: Dan Flores, Nicholas Bowers, Rob Zagula, Luka Densmore, Jon Furlong, Victoria Yarnish
Contributing Local Artists: Tyanna Buie, Niki Johnson, Tom Jones, Claudio Martinez Dyani
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