The Paulson Movement

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  • The Paulson Movement
    Brian Paulson has been my best friend since the day we met as Freshman, studying graphic design, at Bismarck State College in the Fall of 2000. This project is a testament to Brian Paulson’s spirit. A social experiment to make an unknown man’s lovable face… a cultural icon.
    The idea was born as an homage to Shephard Fairey’s, “Obey Giant” campaign. Brian’s loveable face and patented, “Oh Hey,” greeting also made for the perfect adaptation.
    Since its launch, stickers have been placed across the globe. Paulson stickers have appeared in Costa Rica, Nigeria and Malawi. In 2012, a sticker made and appearance on an episode of WWE Friday Night Smackdown.
  • These 2x3 inch stickers were the beginning of a Movement that put the face of man from Rugby, ND in random places across the globe.
  • In October of 2011, the first Paulson sticker hit the streets, and plopped on the window of a Grand Traverse Pie Company in Lansing, MI.
  • A Paulson sticker chillin’ with his hero at O’Hare Airport in Chicago, IL.
  • This Paulson sticker was placed outside of a vacination clinic in Igbo-Ora, Nigeria, where most locals had never seen a non-black person. Photo courtesy of Eat Pomegranate Photography.
  • In Malawi, this young boy’s first sticker he had ever seen, was a Brian Paulson sticker. Photo courtesy of Eat Pomegranate Photography.
  • The human torso will never be the same after it’s been smothered by Brian Paulson’s face.
  • The Paulson Movement makes an appearance on WWE Friday Night Smackdown.