Shepard Fairy

Shepard Fairy

Born 1970 – United States

Frank Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene.

Fairey first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” (...OBEY...) sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

He became widely known during the 2008 U.S. presidential election for his Barack Obama “Hope” poster.

Fairey is known for his “bold iconic style that is based on styling and idealizing images.

Shepard Fairy