Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary artist who emerged from the skateboarding scene in the late 1980s. He first gained notoriety through his ‘Andre the Giant Has a Posse’ sticker campaign, but a legal threat forced the redesign, resulting in the iconic OBEY Giant design and slogan. The design’s subsequent success sparked a fashion line in 2001, OBEY Clothing, while Fairey’s other art and design projects grew legs of their own, with his Barack Obama “Hope” poster propelling him into the mainstream during the 2008 U.S Presidential elections.
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