Graphic Design Learning Outcome 7

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey is a very famous graphic artist who was born on February 15, 1970. In 1988 he graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Palm Springs, California. He then earned his bachelor degree of fine arts from Rhode Island school of Design in Providence in 1992.


After this he began designing T-shirts and skateboards. He eventually realised he had an interest in the street art culture and graffiti. Shepard Faireys popularity quickly rose in 2009 when he created the Barack Obama poster and won the Brit insurance design of the year award.

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As of now Shepard Fairey currently works and lives in Los Angeles, California in the United States and is earning around 15 million a year.


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