I’m sure you’ve seen snippets here and there of Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One artwork for the Saks Fifth Avenue Spring 2009 WANT IT! Campaign ~ featuring some very propaganda style imagery, but i’ve yet to see it all in one place, or up close… Luckily just got a hold of the high res images of all of the artwork, and freshly couriered over were a copy of the latest catalog as well as some of the bags to check out up close. As you can see, i got indecisive in picking the main image to show first, so you get two!
All I think of when I see this is my days at MCAD (minneapolis College of Art and Design) in Type 2 with Jan Jancourt. He was such a stickler for the perfect combination of type, white space, leading, tracking, and so on. In the end, I am about as nutty as he is. I wonder what he would say about this campaign.