Street artist Shepard Fairey

Audacity of Art

Frank Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He became worldwide famous when he designed the Obama ‘Hope’ poster.

The artist Shepard Fairey’s poster of Barack Obama—a graphic, vaguely Russian-propagandist-looking portrait of the then candidate with the word HOPE drawn in big, bold letters underneath—achieved the rare feat of becoming a visual emblem of a moment in American history.

Shepard’s website: click here!

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