>My new found love is street art and graphics due to the amount of graphic festivals that have been taken place in Denton. I recently came across a graphic designer called Shepard Fairey who is mostly known for his work in the Obama campaign – he was the designer of the Hope poster.
He originally started out doing art on his skateboards and t shirts and later developed on to large scale poster using spray paints and stencils, his work is extremely detailed in some posters which show his great skill and eye for design.
Fairey became known within the skater community by placing “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” posters around Providence,Rhode Island. It took off within the skater community and the images started appearing in many cities and towns across the U.S.A. He altered the work stylistically into the OBEY Giant poster.
Here’s some of Shepards Fairey’s work as well as a video of him working: