Monday, January 19, 2009

Shepard Fairey on His Iconic Obama Illustration

You might know Shepard Fairey through his OBEY campaign, and aside from being an incredible graphic designer & artist, he is a DJ too. And no doubt by now you have definitely seen his iconic Obama illustration (above). I just love how a very influential designer helped spread Obama's campaign across the world to a very specific audience. Fairey's illustration of Obama will be hanging in the U.S. National Portrait Gallery tomorrow as Obama gets sworn in tomorrow.

In this clip, the LA Times interviews Shepard Fairey, and he discusses this project, and his role as an artist in this election.

thanks: Wooster

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