“I've never really considered myself just a street artist. I consider myself a populist.” - Shepard Fairey
February 15, 1970 - Aquarius and Year of the Dog 🐶
Street artist, graphic designer, activist and illustrator; these are just a few of the words used to describe the diverse talents of Frank Shepard Fairey.
Arty-Fact: “The Eye Alert poster is my response to the state of healthcare reform in the U.S. I’m disappointed that instead of focusing on saving lives and improving lives, healthcare reform is succumbing to corporate-fueled fear and disinformation. The healthcare industry is the largest in America, yet 30 million people —10% of our population — are left without the means to access medical care. We know that something needs to be done about our broken (or nonexistent) system, or costs will continue to skyrocket and more and more people will be left without access to healthcare. It’s a moral issue and a human rights issue, but it looks like the people who have stood up for it have been outvoted by corporations and their lobbyists. It’s a sad day in America.”
Source: Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant