Contains strong language.
2 Nov 2019

Street artist Shepard Fairey: ‘Without hope, people don’t act’

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’.