Shepard Fairey is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He earned a bachelor of fine arts in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He is best known as OBEY.
"[Covert to Overt] busts up the years from 2010 to 2014 into
epochs of visual history and inspiration . . . Peppering the
monograph's more than 250 pages are the fruit of Fairey's recent
labors--all the murals, installations, music events and
exhibitions -- both stateside and abroad, as well as a section
devoted to his varied collaborations . . . "
"[Covert to Overt] is meant to help turn the page on the
"Hope" chapter by highlighting some of the street murals, mixed
media, installations, silkscreens, art-music events and other
pieces of work he has done since. The tome also spells out his
influence with such notables as Russell Brand, Chris Stein and