|Celebrated Name:||Shepard Fairey|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Frank Shepard Fairey|
|Age:||50 years old|
|Birth Date:||February 15, 1970|
|Birth Place:||Charleston, South Carolina|
|Height:||5 ft 9 inches|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Amanda Fairey (2001)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Vivienne and Madeline.)|
|Is Shepard Fairey Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American street artist and graphic designer|
|Net Worth in 2020:||$18 million|
|Last Updated:||April 2020|
Frank Shepard Fairey is a famous US graphic designer, contemporary street artist, illustrator, activist, and founder of OBEY Clothing. He became famous for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” sticker drive and for his President Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster during the U.S. presidential election in 2008.
His remarkable art pieces are displayed in esteemed museums that include the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Smithsonian, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in the UK.
He is recognized to be a very innovative and creative person who is often accused of plagiarizing the work of other artists. He has received the AS220 Free Culture Award and Brit Insurance Design Awards Design of the Year.
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Early Life & Biography
Shepard Frank was born in Charleston, South Carolina, as Frank Shepard Fairey. His father, named Strait Fairey, has been a doctor, and his mother named Charlotte used to work as a realtor. He had a creative mind from his childhood. He used to experiment with art when he was in his teenage by placing his artistic works on T-shirts and skateboards. When he grew old, he loved to decorate public places by pasting his creations (posters) using a paste of water and wheat flour.
Shepard attended the esteemed Idyllwild School of Arts and the Music in Idyllwild, California. After graduating in 1988, he enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design. He worked on a part-time basis in a skateboarding shop.
In December 2001, Shepard got married to Amanda Ayala. The couple is blessed with two daughters: Madeline and Vivienne. Presently, Shepard lives with his wife, and daughters in the Los Feliz district of LA,
In addition to being a successful graphic designer, Shepard also works as a Disco Jockey at several clubs as “DJ Diabetic and Emcee Insulin,” as Shepard is a Type 1 diabetic patient.
Shepard is known for its charity and humanitarian works. He has donated to organizations that include the ACLU, Chiapas Relief Fund, the Art of Elysium, and Feeding America. After his campaign of Obama, Fairey contributed proceeds from the sale of his posters to the Feeding America, and ACLU.
To extend his humanitarian efforts, Obey Clothing founded “The Obey Awareness Program” in 2007. With this program, he sells specially designed produce while donating all the profits that he receives to handpicked NGO’s organizations. He has donated his created artistic T-shirts to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and orphans all across the world.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on February 15, 1970, Shepard Fairey is 50 years old as of today’s date 3rd April 2020. His height is 5 ft 8 inches tall, and his weight is 70 kg.
Shepard began his business venture, with Alternate Graphics, in the year 1992. At that time, he was studying at RISD.
In 1994, he met the US movie maker Helen Stickler, who did a short documentary movie with him and presented the work as ‘Andre the Giant has a Posse.’ It got inaugurated in the 1995 NY Underground Film Festival.
Shepard Fairey, co-founded founded the design studio named “BLK/MRKT Inc.” alongside Phillip DeWolff, and Dave Kinsey in the year 1997.
In 2003, Shepard founded the “Studio Number One” design firm with his wife. This agency design covers for books and albums. So far, they have created the poster for the movie ‘Walk the Line’ and the cover for music album ‘Monkey Business.’
Shepard has also been involved in the 2004 street art campaign, “Be the Revolution.”
Shepard created the phenomenal Barack Obama’s “Hope” poster that got highly popular during the Presidential elections held in 2008. The poster was featured in the publication ‘Art For Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change’ (in 2009).
Awards & Achievements
For the iconic “Hope” memorializing the inaugural of President Barack Obama poster, in 2009, Shepard was honored with the Brit Insurance Design Award.
He has been elected as the recipient of the “AS220 Free Culture Award” in 2010.
Shepard provided the complete design for the “Obey Giant room“ located at The Creek South Beach. He also got the opportunity to design the cover for books such as The Making of Bitter Tears, Russell Brand’s autobiography “Booky Wook 2” and a Heartbeat and A Guitar: Johnny Cash and the album “Must B 21” and ”Smashing Pumpkins.”
Shepard’s iconic “Obey logo” is used in various levels of the Tony Hawk’s Underground Two video game. It has earned him substantial attention from people all across the world.
Net Worth & Salary of Shepard Fairey in 2020
Looking at the income sources, his net worth is estimated to be around $18 million as of April 2020.
Shepard has co-founded a design studio “BLK/MRKT Inc.” that has specialization in the development of impactful marketing campaigns and has several prestigious clients that include Pepsi, Netscape, and Hasbro.
He also owns his record studio named “Studio Number One” that specializes in sticker silkscreens, T-shirts, posters, and skateboards. In addition to this business, he also takes up commercial printing projects for his clients. They design the impactful cover, and posters for books, and music albums.
In addition to these earning sources, Shepard also earns by running his street art campaigns. Some of them include “Be the Revolution,” Anti-Bush,” and “Anti-war.”
Shepard Fairey is among the highly influential street artists of this modern era whose works are showcased at various esteemed museums on a global level. His designed “Hope” poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign became famous and made him an internationally renowned figure.