Artist Shepard Fairey, the Echo Park-based artist and creator of the iconic Obama poster, has turned his artistic talents to a new cause: pet adoption. The poster, which echos the colors and style of the Obama image, features a dog wearing a circular tag that reads “A Mutt Like Me” and the website address for the organization AdoptaPet.com.
If it worked for Obama…
“Our nations shelters are filled to capacity with all kinds of amazing adoptable animals including, as Obama put it, “Mutts like me,” said Fairey in a statement posted on ObeyGiant.com. “As most of you know, I’m a big believer in speaking up for all who suffer injustice, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation or in this case, species! And I’m all for adopting from the shelter. My wife and I share our home with 2 pooches, George and Weezie, who is a rescue. They are the happy canine siblings to our 2 human daughters.”
The Adopt dog poster features a pooch who Fairey said reminds him of a childhood pet named Honey. The original Obama “Hope” portrait was acquired earlier this week by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.