Graphic Design Learning Outcome 7

Shepard Fairey is a graphic designer who is most well know for his ‘Hope’ poster that he did for Obama during the 2008 presidental campaign.


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He was born in 1970 and he is from South Carolina in America. His father was a doctor and his mother was a realtor. He became interested in art in 1984 when he designed art for t-shirts and skateboards. He graduated in 1988 in Idyllwild Arts Academy in California. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design.


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This is another one of Fairey’s well-known designs and also one of his first. It was popular in the early 90’s in the skating community.


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He also had his own clothing brand that is still operational even to this day.


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