Shepard Fairey’s Andre the Giant and Obey campaigns are infamous throughout the world. Using posters, stickers, and stencils, he has evolved an underground art project into an internationally respected movement with thousands of enthusiastic followers, a fine art career, and a successful clothing line and graphic design business. Fairey has spent over 15 years of dedication and passion, hundreds of thousands of dollars and endured 12 arrests to spread his street art and accompanying message: “question everything.”
Shepard Fairey views the OBEY sticker campaign as an experiment in Phenomenology; it attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the sticker and their relationship with their surroundings. Because OBEY has no actual meaning, the various reactions and interpretations of those who view it reflect their own personality and the nature of their sensibilities.
View the OBEY propaganda at: www.obeygiant.com