From the streets of Los Angeles to the subways of
London to the high rises of Tokyo, artist Shepard
Fairey has long been haunting consumer culture with
an ambitious mocking street campaign featuring an
omnipresent Andre the Giant.
Fairey began his epic
satire on the science of celebrity endorsements and
the alchemy of suggesting desire back in 1989,
while he was still a student at the Rhode Island
School of Design. Since then his propaganda has
been proliferated through stickers, clothing,
skateboards, posters, stencil based graffiti
and even a documentary film.
In addition to creating the Obey Giant phenomenon,
going on late night art missions and running his
commercial design firm Studio Number One, Fairey
also makes special DJ appearances, spinning his
favorite old school hip hop tunes that helped
inspire his revolutionary art movement.
For more information about Shepard Fairey, visit
his official Web site at