Shepard Fairey Gives Obama's Image a Makeover for Rolling Stone

By: Christina Butty - Published: Aug 8, 2009   Updated: Aug 23 2011 • References: rollingstone and hypebeast
Shepard Fairey gave a makeover to Obama artwork for the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. The bi-weekly publication is running an article which is an assessment of Obama's first six months at the White House.

Shepard Fairey's Obama artwork is quite well known and propelled Fairey from an underground graffiti artist into a mainstream name.

Long after President Obama leaves the White House, Shepard Fairey's Obama artwork will be iconic of the time.

Implications - In a recent turn of events, more and more youth have been involved in politics. Because of the recent wave of encouragement from various media outlets, politics have become a popular topic among youth, making political images akin to celebrity status. Businesses can now market new products that align patriotism and politics because of this tendency to popularize political figures.