Shepard Fairey (born 1970) American Artist.
I remember when I first saw the face of OBEY in the streets of Paris. We had just started to hear about this phenomenon, this sentence had just begun to swamp the streets of the world.
And the more you look around the more you see the portraits of “OBEY” authors, without knowing anything about it. But the word OBEY and the colors (red, black, white) are strong enough to catch your eyes, to stick in your memory. Then I saw one or two of his work in Fondation Cartier (Paris) exhibition about graffiti. I was stunned by the strength coming out of his art posters.
After that, the name under the face of OBEY poster came out; and you can see Shepard Fairey in a lots of documentary, even if his illegal billsticking are still visible on the streets of the world.
About his technique