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May 7, 2010

Mr. Fairey

Shepard Fairey is one of my favourite modern street artists. His art revolves around politics, our fears, the issues we don't want to confront, and his execution is always simple, yet bold and powerful. This man knows how to make a statement. His Obey Giant campaign, started in 1989, changed people's perspective on street art. However, his Hope campaign (Barack Obama) from 2008--which I'm sure most, if not all of you, are familiar with--took his popularity to a whole new level.

He is currently doing a May Day exhibition at Deitch. Read more about that here.

Images from his website, www.obeygiant.com. Check it out!

14 comments:

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  2. wow those last few are pretty amazing!
    the poster style is something I find attractive :)
    thanks for sharing x

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  3. awsome post and great blog!

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  4. wow...cool post...i have to check his stuff out..not that i havent already seen his obama posters all over the place

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  5. such amazing work isn't it!

    x

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  6. He is so talented!
    http://www.justme-bluefemme.blogspot.com/

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  7. I totally dig the one with the flowers coming out of the guns!

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  8. these are great
    ...i love this insight, id never seen anything other than the obama ones and am very interested in street art... :)

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