Shepard Fairey of "Obey Giant" fame is backing Barack Obama with a new series of posters. While the color prints sold out in 15 minutes, black and white editions are now available here as a free download.

For many years Fairey has created artwork encouraging the questioning of authority or, as one of the Obey slogans puts it; "Manufacturing Dissent Since 1988". Now, he feels the need to "root for someone who I think has the potential to be awesome."

In this interview, Shepard Fairey discusses his reasons for doing the Obama poster.


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