Shepard Fairey | Obey to be Better!

Genius is a word that can be thrown around a little too easily | However, in our humble opinion, to this man it truly does apply | Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the ‘Hope’ campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama’s supporters in 2008 | Since the mid 1980’s he has created outstanding (back in those day’s on the street) art that is strong, iconic and expressive | Fairey is also a thoughtful, committed, and outspoken activist who revives the artistic virtues of standing up for the freedom of speech and fighting for rational and non-corporate ways of dealing with the issue of copyright | This video is a short Obey interview held in Los Angeles in late 2010 | His screen print work is a massive inspiration to both boobosh® and our aesthetic | Plus with two daughters of a similar age to his, I can echo his thoughts on social and environmental responsibilty… Obey to be better indeed!

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