By Andrew Lowe:
I created this poster à la Shepard Fairey’s OBEY Giant poster in order to help raise awareness for Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. His recent arrest and incarceration on 3 April 2011 has spawned an outcry from not only other artists but the international community as a whole. Little information has been released as to his detainment and it is unclear as to when he will be released.
The Chinese text 爱未来, (replacing the omnipotent “OBEY”) translates in English to “Love The Future”, which has been adopted as the watchword, or rallying cry in support of Weiwei’s release because it is very similar to the Chinese spelling of his name 艾未未.