“I think that art has the ability to capture people’s imaginations and make them think that more is possible.”

Frank Shepard Fairey was born 15th February 1970 in South Carolina, USA. Fairey graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in illustration. He is now a contemporary street artist, illustrator, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing. A brand that formed out of the skateboarding scene. Fairey became more widely known in 2008 when he created his now famous poster of Barak Obama. Fairey’s iconic poster of President Barack Obama became the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign. It was a piece that represented propaganda, portraiture, and political power.

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