- Hardcover: 360 pages
- Publisher: Gingko Press; Signed by Shepard Fairey edition (July 1, 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1584232447
- ISBN-13: 978-1584232445
- Product Dimensions: 12.3 x 9.5 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,103,445 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Art of Shepard Fairey: Obey Supply & Demand Hardcover – July 1, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
Shepard Fairey's work is dark, but inspiring; revolutionary, but also authoritarian.
This book is a chronicle of Fairey's evolution from sticker/t-shirt bootlegging teen to American Pop-Art icon, even if he might never want to characterize himself that way.
The book is hefty and handsome bound in red cloth with gold gilt colored text and the "Supply and Demand" print image on the cover.
It is full of Fairey's work and the story behind some of the street art he is famous for. There's also a glimpse into the philosophy of street artists, who separate themselves from what most people think of as simply vandals.
Fairey's run-ins with local police reveal much of the anti-establishment inspirations in his work. His anti-corporation campaigns and collaborations with musicians also inspire some of his best works.
A great book for the Shepard Fairey fan featuring much of his work from 1989 to 2005.
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I actually bought this book as a present for someone who was at the exhibition with me, but now I want a copy! From the brief glimpse that I got of it, I loved it. The book is beautifully put together, and seems to chronicle all of Shep's work, from when he first started plastering GIANT stickers everywhere through everything that has come from his central theme of 'Obey'... (and everything in between I guess).
I definitely want to get myself a few pieces of his artwork now, but they seem to get snapped up off of his website very quickly. Popular guy.
Anyway, from what i've seen of this book, I love it, and would recommend it highly to anyone who is into the street/urban art scene... or whatever... All I know is that his art is cool.
This book shows a few things: how the medium is the message, how Shepard Fairey became one of the greatest american propaganda designers and how he represents an american art dream. Very didactic, inspiring, reflexive and extremely well edited book.
All the best from Barcelona!!
It sits proudly on my coffee table, bedside table, in my art studio.
Don't think, just spend the bucks, you'll be glad you did!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of the first coffee table books I've ever purchased. Years have gone by and I still enjoy going through this great collection for beautiful art.Published on August 10, 2014 by KALBO
It came completely torn at the seems. Too late to exchange or return it.Published on July 31, 2014 by w.r
I bought this book for my girlfriend's thesis research on urban propaganda. It is an invaluable contribution to a real responsible expression of our own urban culture studies. Read morePublished on September 16, 2010 by Ulisesps
If you are looking for a large collection of the work of Shepard Fairey this is the book you want. You can see early work all the way up to some of his modern street art. Read morePublished on March 29, 2010 by Tyson
Had this book before when it first came out but returned it cause I need the money more, should have bought it online earlier and saved myself some money.Published on January 12, 2009 by Max Garcia
The book arrived with a damaged cover. The top-left corner was pierced with something. We're trying to return it.Published on May 26, 2008 by Faten Aggad