“Several months ago I was commissioned by the Halsey Institute out of Charleston, South Carolina to shoot a short film on the infamous street artist behind OBEY: Shepard Fairey. I definitely knew Shepard’s work, whether it be that repetitive face of Andre the Giant popping up at every street corner I’ve ever been on, or as the Obama Poster that definitely did more for an election than just add aesthetic to it – but I was not aware at how incredibly inspiring Shepard would turn out to be. For a new understanding of how this skateboarder turned mega famed street star turned out to be, check this film out.”
Word From Hypebeast:
Many people know Sheperd Fairey‘s “Andre The Giant” sticker as the impetus that spawned OBEY. Dubbed “an experiment in phenomenology” by Fairey himself, the image went from an inside joke amongst Rhode Island School of Design students to a viral statement throughout the East Coast. A new mini-documentary on this momentous occurrence has just surfaced courtesy of filmmaker Brett Novak, who sat down with Fairey to gather his take on the birth of ‘Andre The Giant’ and the current state of the art world. Enjoy the video above.
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* via Vimeo & Hypebeast