Shepard Fairey was a contemporary artist, graphic designer, and made illusions. He first graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 1988 and then got his bachelors for fine arts from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He continued in the arts, while having some other hobbies on the side, such as, being a DJ and working with skateboards. Something he worked on for a long time was his art work “Obey Giant”. It is, even now, one of his most famous pieces of art work. Another was the “Hope” art piece, which he was also accused of plagiarism  because he used a picture as an inspiration for his design. He was interviewed because many people thought it wasn’t right to do that but he said that he didn’t plagiarise. He explained how he only used it to make something better and work on it to elaborate on what he had observed.

In my opinion, I like his artwork because (besides “Hope”) the things he design are things that you wouldn’t think of seeing and are interesting. Like the first example, it was something I have never seen before and very creative. It gives me an inspiration to want to be as creative as to think of ideas as creative as he did.

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