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Make Art Not War by Shepard Fairey

Make Art Not War by Shepard Fairey

Famous for his activist and humanitarian concerns, A Graphic artist/muralist from South Carolina, US, Shepard Fairey, made several contributions to the art community’s streets and buildings. At an early age, he started using his drawings on T-shirts and skateboards, then later on created stickers and posted them all over the place. It was then his passion grew for street art and the graffiti movement. 

Shepard Fairey is an influential artist in our time; he has been using stencils, stickers, illustrations, collages, posters, paintings, and murals to speak his mind. Here’s a list of his famous artworks around the globe:

  • Andre the Giant – For over 20 years now Shepard Fairey has been a street artist. His image of Andre the Giant has been proliferating the globe since he made it. There are many theories behind the image but the main idea behind was that Shepard wanted to make something cool that wasn’t normally seen as cool.

  • Obey – A clothing line that was founded in 2001 as an extension of artist Shepard Fairey’s work.
  • Barack Obama’s Propaganda Poster – featured in Time Magazine’s Person of the Year cover. “Be The Change is a piece that I made to celebrate the Inauguration of President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden back in 2009.”
  • Rolling Stone cover with a portrait of Greta ThunbergWhen Rolling Stone approached me about doing a portrait of Greta Thunberg for their cover, I was excited because the climate crisis and environmental destruction are issues I focus on in my work. I think Greta Thunberg is incredibly compelling and a great role model for all people and Rolling Stone is a source of excellent journalism and should be supported. – Shepard
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