Obama Print Sold Out

Posted by Scott

The Obama print sold out over the weekend, 4300 of a limited edition of 5000 (the final 700 were previously reserved). Thanks to everyone who picked one up, I am sure the Obama campaign is very thankful for your support. Sorry to anyone who missed out, I will definitely be doing what I can to make these available in a different form soon.

This was one of the largest format prints I’ve ever done and it got me excited to start converting some of the old designs to larger formats. Be on the lookout for the big stuff soon. For those of you waiting on the case study I was going to write for this piece, I’m sorry for the delay. This past month has been nothing short of insane so I’ve been playing catch-up on a lot of front. I am shooting for having that out this week.

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Phill says:

June 9, 2008 at 6:15 am

Good to hear that you’ll be up-scaling some of your previous work.

There are a few prints i was craving after but couldn’t find anywhere to put a tryptich. If they’ll be reproduced at large scale i’ll be handing over my credit card.


colin says:

June 9, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I picked one up Scott. And I think the Obama campaign owes you a big thank you for putting out such a compelling piece of work. Great stuff. Now, let’s hope I get a president to go along with my print.


thelottery says:

June 9, 2008 at 5:22 pm

Absolutely beautiful – although I’m still waiting on mine. (Has anyone else actually received theirs yet? I’m starting to worry.)


Scott says:

June 10, 2008 at 2:11 pm

Sad to see that ebay stuff going down, too bad. I will try to get something out as soon as possible to possibly offset that situation.

As for the shipping, I know they started pre-orders before they even got the prints in, so I would think there would be a slight delay on the shipments taking that into account.


Sharingthegroove says:

June 10, 2008 at 7:54 pm

but, as an artist, isn’t it better for you to build demand for your work instead of saturating the market? what happens after the artist’s sale is between the buyer and the seller. that’s just supply and demand. ;)

and besides, you just hooked up Obama with 6 figures… no one’s hurting.


Dan says:

June 11, 2008 at 10:42 am

Isnt the purpose of a limited edition print to be limited edition? I know I bought two and part of a “collectible” is the value/rarity aspect of it. A lot of people including myself are going to be pissed/annoyed if you re-release the Progress print. Design something new for Obama but keep this limited like it was advertised to us when we spent our hard earned money on it.


Scott says:

June 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm

limited “edition” is just that, a limited edition of an image. other editions are always released in other, lower quality, higher output formats. it’s not as if the image is never reproduced again. this has no effect on the value of the originals as they are the only ones ever produced in that same format / paper / printing method. kind of like a first pressing of vinyl, a good example is bob dyaln’s freewheelin’…. the original pressing is worth $25,000, but there are tens of thousands of other versions from different pressings floating around, I have one, they are all worthless, only the original pressing is truly valuable because it was limited and different than all versions that followed it.

that said, I will definitely be keeping in mind the fact that the first was limited and changing the image and output format a great deal before releasing something else. The same was done with the Shepard Fairey image and the value has only increased.


Michael says:

June 11, 2008 at 3:42 pm

Did anyone actually get their poster or even a confirmation that it shipped? I bought one on the 24th and it still says processing. I emailed them about it and the guy said in the response that it was backordered. Is it possible that it sold out that fast?? Oh and the store will still let you buy one.

So confused.


Scott says:

June 11, 2008 at 4:16 pm

You can’t buy the print, try adding it to your cart, it gives an error. As for the shipping delay, they sold 4300 posters in 14 days, that’s a lot of shipments, I am sure they are just backed up a bit.


Dave C. says:

June 11, 2008 at 7:43 pm

I’m so glad I got in before the bell. I already have a spot on the wall planned.

What I can’t believe is how much people are trying to sell them for on eBay. I saw one for as much as $450.


Dave C. says:

June 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

ok, maybe I should have read the previous posts. sorry about repeating the ebay stuff.

Also, I’m with Dan in that I don’t think you should put out this poster again because even unsigned prints bring down the value of the originals. Although I don’t plan on selling it anytime soon, part of the reason I purchased the poster was for the collectible value.


Innovation Apprentice says:

June 12, 2008 at 6:19 pm

Ah… “The Fierce Urgency of Now.” I now know what Dr. Martin Luther King was talking about. He wanted his Scott Hansen poster ;-)


rob says:

June 15, 2008 at 2:40 pm

well, damn. i hope you reprint this soon. you can change it somehow to appease all the art collectors above.


jess says:

June 15, 2008 at 7:00 pm

you know, i feel like the most amazing thing about obama’s campaign is that it made the politics of hope attainable for everyone. it’s a shame that some of you think that only a few can hang that image up in their dining room. all of these gorgeous posters were sold out by the time i found them, and i hope that prints will be made so that thousands of other people can reserve a spot on their wall, too.


Eric says:

June 16, 2008 at 10:18 am

I ordered mine on the first day it was available, (23rd I think) and am having the same problem. They told me they don’t have the correct sized boxes in to ship them yet. its been almost a month now… I’m wondering if I’ll even get a 1st edition now. Maybe I’ll have it after he’s been elected.



Terri says:

June 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm

I received mine on Thursday, June 12th. So they should be getting out into the hands of both Obama and Hansen fans alike very soon.

By the by… the colors and details of the print are amazing in person.
Thank you Scott for doing such quality work!


Chris says:

June 17, 2008 at 2:32 pm

I am extremely upset that I didn’t get one of these, especially now that I see these prints selling on Ebay for over $250 – many of them from the same seller! Capitalism be damned; they are vultures, the lot of them.
While I appreciate the point of a limited edition, I really wish the campaign would consider doing larger or multiple runs of these posters. They will definitely sell, and it only means more cash for the cause…and it will give even more people a chance to appreciate Scott’s and other artists’ work. If you do (hopefully) reprint this, there’s no need to change anything major about the print, such as the size or output format…just put a watermark on it to differentiate it from the original. Please, PLEASE keep it at the original large size. Speaking of that, I bought nearly all of Scott’s original prints, and will buy them again in large format.


PKayne says:

June 19, 2008 at 8:44 pm

Hey Scott,
Congrats Scot. Beautiful work as usual for an awesome candidate. I look forward to a version that us non-yanks can cop.


Brandon Meier says:

June 24, 2008 at 4:55 pm

I just got mine in yesterday, completely awesome. The details are amazing, it really feels as if it was individually made. Now I have to find a frame big enough! Any suggestions?