Monday, December 22, 2008

Time Magazine’s 2008 Person of the Year Issue Cover Artwork by Obey Giant’s Shepard Fairey

If Obey Giant was not considered mainstream after all of the national media coverage of Shepard Fairey’s Barack Obama Presidential campaign artwork, it certainly is now. Fairey was asked by Time Magazine to illustrate the cover of its Person of the Year issue, which hits newsstands this week. Obama was chosen Time’s 2008 Man of the Year, so it was only fitting that the long running periodical ask Fairey to create the cover of such an monumental issue.

Shepard Fairey and His Barack Obama Cover Artwork to Time Magazine's 2008 Person of the Year Issue
Time has even branded Fairey as its Icon Maker of the Year since his Barack Obama posters became the icon of the 2008 Presidential campaign. Time has posted a video about Fairey in which he explains how he created the cover for Time Magazine’s 2008 Person of the Year issue. Head over to to watch the very interesting video.
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