While I was passing through Arab street, I caught upon this sticker on a mobike. It was captivating enough, for my iPhone to come out and ‘click’. Little did I know it would turn out to be Mr. Shephard Fairey creation.
So here is desc., http://www.obeygiant.com/prints/tyranny-has-a-witness
I believe in using my art to advocate for human rights, so working with Human Rights Watch to further their goals is an honor and ideal collaboration for me. I’m very excited about this image because I feel it promotes the idea that a few courageous people can stand up for what they think is right, and soon others will join them. There is power in every small action and cumulative power in numbers. “TYRANNY HAS A WITNESS” showcases the hope and determination needed to fight injustice and oppression. – Shepard
“TYRANNY HAS A WITNESS” captures the spirit of the ‘Arab Spring’ and pays homage to people across the Middle East and North Africa who are engaged in a historic movement to end repressive rule by declaring their right to political freedom and accountable government. Human Rights Watch’s long-standing presence in these regions has enabled the organization to report from inside the uprisings, capturing the tension and elation of citizens committed to challenging these oppressive regimes. This artwork symbolizes the determination and vigilance necessary to bring about deep-rooted change. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the Human Rights Watch organization.
And also which reminds me of an article where I covered Shepard Fairey
WHO IS SHEPARD FAIREY?
He Los Angeles based street artist, graphic designer and entrepreneur.
The artist shot to international fame with the presidential election campaign in 2008, specifically his iconic Obama “hope” poster, and has been making waves ever since, even on the shores of Singapore.
He is called today’s best known and most influential street artist.
Fairey created “Andre the giant has a posse” sticker campaign in back in 1989, when he was student at Rhode Island School of design
- Fairey screen prints deploy standard palette of acrid red, yellowish white and black, giving the representative signature to his art.
The Obey Campaign can be called explained as an experiment in Phenomenology. The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one’s environment. The OBEY campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings.
He has designed album covers for the black eyed peas, Smashing pumpkins and led zeppelin.
His clients include likes of Pepsi, Mozilla, Netscape
- Recently Fairey launched obey clothing line, which sells his art on tees and accessories. You can get one at OBEY Tangs Playlab Orchard,OBEY Tangs Vivo city, Sup Clothing 34 Haji Lane