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UK - Hants - Hartley Wintney - OBEY the children

Street Artist Shepard Fairey's OBEY series can be a bit disquieting at the best of times but seen here on a 'children crossing' sign in the middle of the Hampshire countryside they took on added menace. Last October I came across some of his posters on a building site hoarding in Copenhagen and despite their size and quantity they didn't have the same effect as this sign.

 

More Street Art here : www.flickr.com/photos/darrellg/sets/72157628800256941

 

From Wikipedia : "Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary graphic designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his "André the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. His work became more widely known in the 2008 U.S. presidential election, specifically his Barack Obama "Hope" poster. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him one of today's best known and most influential street artists. His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London."

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Taken on October 29, 2011