Shepard Fairey, born in 1970, is a contemporary art designer. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Arts with a degree in Fine Arts (illustration). He is known for his street art including the Obey the Giant campaign, which “exists only to cause people to react.” He also created the Obama HOPE poster. Currently, he runs the Studio Number One Agency which has created album artwork and film posters for well-known media such as Monkey Business and Walk the Line. Surprisingly , Fairey, a diabetic, also DJS under the name Emcee Insulin.
I like Fairey’s desgins. They are fun and carry a message of peace, hope, and prosperity. They get people thinking, such as his Obey the Giant campaign. Many of his posters use dulled reds and yellows to convey a sense of calmness. I think it’s good that he is using his talent to draw attention to people and events that he finds important.