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Final Project

The designer that I have chosen to analyze and evaluate is Shepard Fairey, best known for his work with Obama portraits; these portraits had an extreme impact on the President’s campaign, as it is said that Obama wrote Fairey a thank you note after he was elected.  However, the mass success of his work was slightly tarnished by the theory that Fairey had plagiarized the portrait when he used a copyrighted photograph to create his most famous piece.  Before this happened, however, Fairey was also affected by plagiarism with his street work in the early 90’s, most notably with his “Obey Giant” campaign.  Since then, Fairey has made significant strides to speak out for his art work and challenge the notions of fair trade art (Vallen).


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The Scream…


Think hostel but in terms of a dorm room. It is a dark and gloomy night at American University. Students are starting up, sharpening their pencils for finals. Christmas decorations are surrounding the hallways. It is a time when students are restless and oblivious. Their minds are in their books and papers in the hallways and study rooms. The library is packed full of caffeinated, Starbucks induced students.

The safety at AU is one that every parent can count on. The blue lights surround the entire university. Public safety officers have eyes in the back of their heads. Crazy students are involved all throughout campus. No one is ever alone or afraid.

Two students, JOHN JAMES and SALLY SANDERS were slipped tranquillizers into their lattes while in the library. John stumbles back to his dorm room in Centennial.

Later John wakes up handcuffed to his desk chair, with a bag over his head and sees a man entering a room; it is his professor. He examines books and things on his desk while John asks to be let go. The professor takes a drill and begins torturing John by drilling him to the desk. After he is done, the professor sits down and tells John his unfulfilled dream of being a surgeon. John begs to be let go. He then frees John from his chair and tells him that he can go. John gets up but falls over as he tries to escape. The professor then murders him by cutting his throat.

Across campus, Sally is reported missing to the public safety officers. Public safety is proven unhelpful as they do not believe anything suspicious is going on. The professor had kidnapped Sally and takes her to where John’s body is.

Upon traveling to where John is. Sally questions what has happened to her and who the professor is taking her to see. She does not know that John is her former boyfriend. When she gets to the scene of John’s body….





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