Graphic Design Learning Outcome 7

Frank Shepard Fairey, known popularly as Shepard Fairey, is an American graphic artist whose work has a lot of political clout, being a social activist. He was born on February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in California, and earned his bachelors from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. His work is reminiscent of old propaganda posters from communist and fascist regimes of yesteryear, with heavy use of both aggressive colours, such as a deep blood (some would say Soviet) red, and grandiose fonts. His most popular piece is the “Hope” poster that features a picture of Obama that was made for the 2008 election, as seen below:

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(Source)

Two more posters of his that I’m a fan of:

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(First Image Source and Second Image Source)

 

 

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