Rizzoli is pleased to bring back into print OBEY: Supply and Demand, Shepard Fairey's first book originally published in 2006 and slightly updated in 2009, which showcases the artist's career from his earliest art school years to the creation of his famous Obama HOPE and CHANGE posters and is the perfect pendant to Rizzoli's first Shepard Fairey collaboration Covert to Overt.
Shepard Fairey's first comprehensive monograph brought back into print, which chronicles his early art school days, his viral Andre the Giant has a Posse sticker campaign in the 1990s, the creation of his enormously successful OBEY apparel brand, and his longtime role as an activist-street artist.
About the Author
Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer activist and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He is best known for his Barack Obama "Hope" poster, which he created in support of the 2008 presidential campaign. His work has been included in the collections of several museums, including the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.