Shepard Fairey Could Face Jail Time for Obama Hope Poster

Design News 02.27.12

Street artist Shepard Fairey plead guilty on Friday to criminal contempt and could face up to 6 months in jail. Fairey admitted to falsifying documents to cover up that he used an Associated Press photo as the basis for the famous Hope poster featuring Barack Obama.

In other news, Azerbaijan plans a 1km-tall tower, and "Foreclosed" opens at the MoMA.

See the headlines after the jump.

Shepard Fairey Pleads Guilty Over Obama 'Hope' Image | NY Times
Azerbaijan To Build One Kilometer-Tall Skyscraper | Architizer
Reassembling the American Dream | Design Observer

(Image: via NY Times)

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