The image that sums up Barack Obama’s inaugural presidential campaign – and, perhaps the most famous work by street artist Shepard Fairey, who’s made a thirty year career out of his uplifting, progressive designs – creating images that went viral, before there was such a thing as viral.
Now along with an exhibition of his work at London’s Stolen Space gallery – he’s painted three new murals in the city too.
I went along to meet him. I began by asking him how he saw himself as an artist.
A longer version of this interview is available on our YouTube channel and all good podcast apps as part of ‘Ways to Change the World’.