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Shepard Fairey, born February 15, 1970, is an American contemporary graphic designer and Illustrator who emerged from the skatebording scene.

Shepard Fairey first became known for his "Andre The Giant has a Posse" (Obey) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid weekly world news. Shepard Fairey 's work became more widely known in the 2008 US presidential election with his Barack Obama Poster "Hope". The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential Street Artists.  Shepard Fairey 's work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian the Los AngelesCounty Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Museum of San Diego, The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, The Virginia Museum of fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

After graduation, Shepard Fairey founded a small printing business in Providence, Rhode Island, called Alternate Graphics, specializing in t-shirt and sticker silkscreens, which afforded Shepard Fairey the ability to continue pursuing his own artwork. While residing in Providence in 1994, Shepard Fairey met American filmmaker Helen Sticker, who had also attended RISD and graduated with a film degree. The following spring, Stickler completed a short documentary film about Shepard and his work, titled "Andre The Giant has a Posse".

Shepard Fairey was a founding partner, along with Dave Kinsey and Phillip DeWolff, of the design studio BLK/MRKT Inc. from 1997–2003, which specialised in guerilla marketing, and "the development of high-impact marketing campaigns". Clients included Pepsi, Hasbro and Netscape. (for whom Fairey designed the red dinosaur version of mozilla.org's logo and mascot.

In addition to his successful graphic design career, Shepard Fairey also DJs at many clubs under the name DJ Diabetic and Emcee Insulin, as he has diabetes.

In 2011 Time Magazine commissioned Shepard Fairey to design its cover to honor "The Protester" as Person of the Year  in the wake of the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and other social movements around the world. This was Shepard Fairey 's second Person of the Year cover for Time, his first being of Barack Obama in 2008.

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey, born February 15, 1970, is an American contemporary graphic designer and Illustrator who emerged from the skatebording scene.

Shepard Fairey first became known for his "Andre The Giant

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