” When I think about how I want to reach an audience, I just wanted to make pieces that were inspired by something that gave me so much pleasure. “


” Most campaigns rely on photographs because the moment you do something that is a graphic interpretation where any artistic license has been taken, I think a lot of people are scared that it’s going to be perceived as propaganda. “


” I do think that copyrights and intellectual property are important – it’s important to be able to keep people from making verbatim copies of a particular creation that could somehow hurt the creator. “


” On the street, people aren’t bashful. They will say if they like something or if they think it sucks. “


” In the case of the Obama poster, I was just exercising my First Amendment rights – and my free speech is exercised visually. People who want to talk or write in order to share an opinion about Obama can do that, but when I want to say what I think about him, I need to make a portrait. “


” I think ‘punk’ should really be defined as paving your own way creatively and by defying any sort of orthodoxy or commercial pressure. “



All 6 Shepard Fairey Quotes about Think in picture


When I think about how I want to reach an audience, I just wanted to make pieces that were inspired by something that gave me so much pleasure.
Most campaigns rely on photographs because the moment you do something that is a graphic interpretation where any artistic license has been taken, I think a lot of people are scared that it


I do think that copyrights and intellectual property are important - it
On the street, people aren
In the case of the Obama poster, I was just exercising my First Amendment rights - and my free speech is exercised visually. People who want to talk or write in order to share an opinion about Obama can do that, but when I want to say what I think about him, I need to make a portrait.
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