It was 1989 when Shepard Fairey, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, first created the now-infamous THE GIANT HAS A POSSE sticker. The black and white image of the huge wrestler's subdued and vacant stare became an underground icon and by the mid-90's about a half-million had been posted around the world.
This monograph is a reprint of a limited edition paperback published in Japan. It documents Shepard Fairey's career from his creation of the Giant phenomenon up to and including the advent of Black Market, a San Diego design agency Fairey formed with Dave Kinsey and Philip Dewolff and which focuses on the action sport and music industries. Today Shepard Fairey creates designs for high profile clients such as Pepsi and Universal Pictures, produces Giant art, exhibits worldwide in galleries, and still keeps his Giant images on the streets.