In the summer of 2018, Beto O’Rourke was making national headlines in his effort to unseat Texas senator Ted Cruise. He was quickly becoming a darling of the Democratic party, and comparisons to a 2008 Barrack Obama were rampant. O’Rourke eventually lost in a tight race to Cruise. But not before I had the opportunity to portray O’Rourke in an homage to Shepard Fairey’s iconic Obama illustration.
Original artwork and design by Matt Hood. Reference photo by Marcus Laws for the Denton County Democratic Party. All rights reserved. (Not crediting the photographer is one way I did NOT want to emulate Mr. Fairey.)