Kristen Northrup's Reviews > OBEY: Supply & Demand - The Art of Shepard Fairey

OBEY by Shepard Fairey
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Jul 04, 09

bookshelves: art, nonfiction, own
Read in July, 2009

Although I was familiar with both the Obey and the Obama campaigns, what actually got my attention and led to buying this book was the Orwell paperback covers that Fairey recently did for Penguin UK. The whole run of black/red political currency posters that are like a cross between Constructivism and William Morris are consistently stunning. The printing quality of the book itself is pretty shoddy, however. By the time I was done reading it, the back cover and the spine had completely come away from the text block. It's an unusually heavy book, but there are ways to accomodate that.
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