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Shepard Fairey Thinks These Changes Could Help Obama Do More In The White House

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 05.29.2015 | Politics

Street artist Shepard Fairey shot to fame after designing the iconic poster used in then-Senator Barack Obama's 2008 campaign for president. But no...

The Importance Of Fair Use And Artistic Freedom

Shepard Fairey | Posted 11.07.2012 | Arts
Shepard Fairey

My wrong-headed actions, born out of a moment of fear and embarrassment, have not only been financially and psychologically costly to myself and my family, but also helped to obscure what I was fighting for in the first place -- the ability of artists everywhere to be inspired and freely create art without reprisal.

LOOK: Iconic Obama Artist Dressed To Impress In Mugshot

Posted 03.27.2012 | Weird News

The artist who created the iconic "HOPE" poster of President Obama looks quite dapper in his mugshot. Shepard Fairey pleaded guilty in February to ...

Happy Birthday, Shepard Fairey

Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

On this day (February 15) in 1970, Shepard Fairey was born. The now-infamous graphic designer, illustrator, and poster fanatic emerged on the scene th...

The Trials And Tribulations of Shepard Fairey's OWS Poster

Posted 11.23.2011 | Arts

Shepard Fairey, known for his "Andre The Giant Has A Posse" propaganda and his iconic Obama "HOPE" poster created during the 2008 presidential campaig...

Banksy, Exit Through the Gift Shop & the Rise of Street Art

Caroline Hagood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Caroline Hagood

In his documentary Exit Through the Gift Shop, Banksy provides us with a candid look at the world of street art, a form the film's narrator refers to as "the biggest counterculture movement since punk."

Shepard Fairey To Design For Levi's

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Shepard Fairey, well-known for his Obama 'Hope' poster, will soon have another design deal under his belt. According to WWD, Fairey is set to sell a c...

Fairey v. AP v. Garcia v. Fairey: "Hope" Poster Photographer Asks, "What About Me?"

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

I still think the "Hope" poster constitutes fair use. But if anyone can convince a court otherwise, it's photographer Mannie Garcia's formidable legal team.

Hypocrisy And Bad Faith In The AP's Countersuit Against Shepard Fairey

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

An AP victory in this case would undermine artistic freedom. And it would, to paraphrase Lawrence Lessig, effectively outlaw a legitimate form of art.

Eric Cantor's Copyright Smackdown

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

Eric Cantor is getting a lesson on what "fair use" isn't: his chest-beating, stimulus-opposing, victory-proclaiming video set to the tune of Aerosmith's "Back in the Saddle."

The AP Has No Case Against Shepard Fairey

Jonathan Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jonathan Melber

Why is the AP acting like it has a case? Because juries are unpredictable, copyright law is confusing and defending a lawsuit is extremely expensive.

Meet The Man Behind The Obama Poster Phenomenon

Washington Post | William Booth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When the street artist and guerrilla marketer Shepard Fairey got word from the Obama people that they would welcome his contribution to the campaign, ...