10 Interesting Shepard Fairey Facts

Thursday, July 9th 2015. | People

Shepard Fairey Facts explain about the famous American graphic designer, contemporary street artist, illustrator and activist. He was born on 15 February 1970. He gained prominence after his Hope poster for the presidential election of Barack Obama in 2008. Let’s find out more interesting facts about Frank Shepard Fairey below:

Shepard Fairey Facts 1: “Andre the Giant Has a Posse”

Before he was very famous due to his Hope poster, he had made “Andre the Giant Has a Posse”.  He created this sticker campaign when he studied at Rhode Island School of Design or RISD.  Get facts about Barrack Obama here.

Shepard Fairey Facts 2: the famous street artist

Fairey is noted as the most influential street artist and best know street artist by the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Facts about Shepard Fairey

Facts about Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey Facts 3: the birth place

Fairey was born in Charleston, South Carolina. He was also raised here by his parents. His mother was a realtor named Charlotte. His father was a doctor named Strait Fairey.

Shepard Fairey Facts 4: education

For his high school education, he went to Wando High School. He graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in California in 1988. Then he went to Rhode Island School of Design where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration in 1992.

Shepard Fairey Facts

Shepard Fairey Facts

Shepard Fairey Facts 5: the street art

Fairey was interested in street art in 1984. He used T-shirts and skateboards as his media to show his street art.

Shepard Fairey Facts 6: the works of Fairey

If you are interested to know the works of Fairey, you can check them on the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Smithsonian, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, National Portrait Gallery in Washington and Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Get facts about graphic design here.

Shepard Fairey Pic

Shepard Fairey Pic

Shepard Fairey Facts 7: Supply & Demand

Supply & Demand was the first art museum exhibition of Fairey.  The exhibition was conducted in the summer 2009 at Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.

Shepard Fairey Facts 8: the works in the exhibition

The audiences were pampered with different kinds of art media in his exhibition. They included rubylith illustrations, stickers, screen prints, collages, and screen prints. The metal, canvas and wood were included as the materials to create the works.

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey Facts 9: question everything

“Question Everything” is the message of Fairey when he created his art works.

Shepard Fairey Facts 10: the Arab Spring

Due to the Arab Spring, Fairey was commissioned by Time Magazine to create the cover for the Protester as the person of the year in 2011.

Hope Poster

Hope Poster

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