OBEY: Supply & Demand - The Art of Shepard Fairey - 20th Anniversary Edition is the perfect gift for anyone who doesn't realize that the cult of Shepard Fairey began well before Obama took the poster world by storm. Or any Fairey fan, of course. This heavy (yup, over 5 lbs. of Fairey history) retrospective covers twenty years of work that encompasses posters, flyers, silkscreens and stickers - from street art to gallery shows. Fairey's work, travels and evolution as an artist are tidily set out in this satisfying publication. Included is a poster of the three roses sprouting out of the guns.
Hardcover, 446 pages. Gingko Press, 2009. $37.77 at Amazon.