Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a contemporary artist, graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene and became known initially for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. Mr. Fairey's portrait of President Barack Obama has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The large-scale, mixed media stenciled collage was the central portrait image for the Obama campaign. His technique for adapting borrowed imagery for this piece was controversial and has been criticized by many. During the Levi's event in Times Square, Mr. Fairey was treated like a rock star by his admirers, autograph seekers and press photographers.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
On exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum from through April 4, 2010 is Design USA featuring the accomplishments of the winners honored during the first ten years of the prestigious National Design Awards. The exhibition includes outstanding contemporary works in American architecture, landscape design, interior design, product design, communication design, corporate design, interaction design, and fashion. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is located along the Museum Mile at 91st Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.