Shepard Fairey Talks About How He Got Started in OBEY 'The Rise'

 - Aug 31, 2011
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A really interesting short by Greg Roman called OBEY 'The Rise' talks about how famed street artist Shepard Fairey got his start in the world of graffiti.

Shepard Fairey is best known for his Obama 'Hope' illustration as well as his André the Giant stencil which has elevated him to a respected status in the world of art, but how did he get involved in this artistic medium? OBEY 'The Rise' has Fairey providing a short retrospective of how he decided to create his work, the inspirations behind some of his idea and how the influence of punk rock and skateboarding inspired him to get started. Watch the video and learn about one of the most influential street artist of this generation.