Shepard Fairey on street art, his brand Obey Giant and questioning conformity
Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential contemporary artists in the western world.
In 1989 he launched his now iconic ‘Andre the Giant has a posse' sticker campaign on the West Coast of America. He soon became a major artist of the street art movement. He is known for his brand ‘Obey Giant’ and his iconic poster of President Obama, which was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign.
He talks to Krishnan about the impact of his street art, his brand Obey Giant and challenging social conformity.