Frank Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene.
Shepard Fairey came to prominence with his HOPE poster for Obama's presidential campaign. The series that most interests me are those which look at the politics of wealth and greed, the images I have selected here all examine the impact of oil money on US and global politics.
OBEY Clothing is everywhere and worn by thousands of people, but they may not be as aware of the political messages created by the artist.
Shepard Fairey can use his influence to bring issues to the forefront of culture, with politicians seemingly at the behest of the wealthy it needs artists to point out the negatives, lampoon the system and make changes.