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You Can Do Something About It, Interview No. 5: Meet Shepard Fairey

Jessica Mindich | Posted 02.29.2016 | Arts
Jessica Mindich

"We live in a country that has largely glamorized the myth of the armed hero who protects the powerless and saves the day."

Shepard Fairey (and His Art) Make the Jump From Covert to Overt

Mark Carpowich | Posted 10.09.2016 | Books
Mark Carpowich

Covert to Overt does little to push him toward one side or the other, but the ambiguity of his intentions and acceptance, as well as what it all means, gives his audience something to talk about. Which, in the context of public art, is ultimately all that Shepard Fairey wants.

Shepard Fairey Portrait Of Turkish Leader

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts

Street artist extraordinaire Shepard Fairey has issued a response to the ongoing protests in Turkey. The graphic designer released a portrai...

PHOTOS: Artists Create Police Brutality Coloring Book

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

A collective of 46 artists has come together to contribute black-and-white images for the new Police Brutality Coloring Book. The 48-page DIY publicat...

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...

Shepard Fairey On Street Art And Politics In Copenhagen

Shepard Fairey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Shepard Fairey

2011-08-15-shep.pngStreet art is one of the most democratic, accessible, empowering, and inspiring art forms there is.

Shepard Fairey & Death Cab Collaborate For 'Home Is A Fire'

Posted 07.14.2011 | Arts

For their latest music video, 'Home Is A Fire', Death Cab For Cutie collaborated with street artist Shepard Fairey. The outcome is a manifest to the n...

Ernesto Yerena: Art Without Borders

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Yerena knows about borders. He's has been crossing them since he was born on the national border in El Centro, CA. Now he's crossing the border from Obey Giant studio assistant to featured artist in his first solo show.

The Art of Compassion or Compassion as Art?

Christal Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christal Smith

It wasn't the only reason Obama won, but the fact that the original is in the Smithsonian gives some indication of the role Shepard Fairey's then-ubiquitous and now-iconic HOPE poster played in the 2008 election.

Obama Website Design Inspires Young Artists Support and Votes

Kristin Gorski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kristin Gorski

"By placing such an emphasis on building a visually appealing brand, Obama is validating the importance of design in communication. This in turn builds support from the design community, who might feel that a design-conscious candidate best represents their personal beliefs," Aw says.