Shepard Fairey meets Andy Warhol in Japanese Politics

As I was riding home from getting my haircut today, I noticed this campaign sign from the Democratic Party of Japan.

Political poster in Japan

 

Interesting. Do you think it looks like Shepard Fairey’s “Hope” poster? Or one of Andy Warhol’s paintings? I do too. Do you think that is a lucky coincidence? No, I don’t either.

Similar styles

 

Actually, I think the Warholesqueness of the poster might not be exactly the style they are going for, especially if you consider some of Warhol’s Asian political subjects! Oops.

Warhol Mao magnet