On Friday Shepard Fairey was sentenced to two years’ probation by the Boston Municipal Court. The sentence is based upon the images he posted on public and private property over the years. (via Designboom)
the well-known illustrator and graphic designer has pleaded guilty to three charges of vandalism, including defacing property and wanton destruction of property under 250 USD. he had 11 other chargers which have been dropped. he has been fined 2,000 USD for graffiti removal. Designboom
Fairey’s most widely spread and famous work (probably) is the André the giant obey mashup (or whatever it should be called).
Multi-affiches Boulevard St Germain 06e? .jpg by yoyolabellut (CC BY-NC-ND)
But he reached new peaks of fame for his wonderful “hope” poster designed during the Barack Obama campaign.
Obama Posters by el clinto (CC BY-NC-ND)
Is this the plight of all known street artists who become famous enough to be identified?