Shepard Fairey

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  • Name: Shepard Fairey
  • Born: February 15, 1970
  • From:Charleston, South Carolina
  • Spouse: Amanda Fairey
  • Education:
  • Occupation: Public & Stenciling Artist
  • Known For: Created many viral political street art campaigns, including a Barack Obama campaign poster, and the famous “make love, not war” anti-war campaign. 
  • Awards:
    • Brit Insurance Design Award, Design of the Year 

Frank Shepard Fairey is an American street artist best known for his politically themed posters and murals. His works touch on many areas of social and political problems and injustices. One of his most popular campaigns was for the Barack Obama administration during his first run for president in 2008. It featured a poster with Obama’s face, and the word “hope” presented underneath.  


To download the Handout:

  1. Click on the image
  2. Right-click and select Save Image As…
  3. Print
  4. Write a description on the line and decorate.
  5. Cut out and use for a selfie to share on our social media page.
  6. Download a card and envelope template and write about an idea this leader inspires.
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