It has been 25 years since Shepard Fairey began propagating his art, design and ideals through OBEY. It started with a humble sticker that he created in 1989 when he was still a student at Rhode Island School of Design and eventually exploded into a worldwide street art campaign.
According to Shepard, “It hasn’t been an easy path. Even though financial struggles, failed relationships, a lack of resources, and 16 arrests, I was always determined to keep OBEY Giant project growing. Essentially. I succeeded at building something from nothing and creating a demand for it by exploiting the semiotics of consumption.”
“Keep your eyes and mind open, and question everything.”