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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“I consider myself a populist artist, I want to reach people through as many different platforms as possible. Street art is a bureaucracy-free way of reaching people, but T-shirts, stickers, commercial jobs, the Internet – there are so many different ways that I use to put my work in front of people.”