Shopping You Can Believe In

Last week, Shepard Fairey’s iconic Barack Obama poster was made part of the permanent collection of the U.S. National Portrait Gallery.

Fairey’s free-market follow-up: Shopping bags and slouchy bag promos for luxury retailer Saks.

Talk about going from mainstream/brilliant to highbrow/despicable overnight.

Are we in for an entire season of propaganda-style vernacular? If so, it’s gonna’ get old in a hurry.