Shepard Fairey

February 14, 2011

While at the paper ink {voice} exhibition at the Martin-Mullen Gallery, one piece stood out to me. It was a black and white illustration of a very ornate peace sign. Upon closer inspection, the peace sign turns out to be made from the silhouette of a bomber. This unique work of art was made by Shepard Fairey. I did a little resaerch, and found out that it he is the artist who created the OBEY sticker campaign and the Barack Obama “Hope” posters.

“Andre the Gian Has a Posse is a street art and viral marketing campaign based on a design by Shepard Fairey created in 1989 in Providence, Rhode Island. Over time the artwork has been reused in a number of ways and has become worldwide, following in the footsteps of World War II “Kilroy Was Here”. At the same time, Fairey altered the work stylistically and semantically into the OBEY Giant.”

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