Shepard Fairey’s first acts of street art have spawned a fictional film, “Obey the Giant.”
(The film contains strong language and can be viewed here.)
The 20-minute short is based on Fairey's subversive Andre the Giant "Obey" sticker campaign of the early 1990s designed to challenge the Rhode Island mayor and art school powers-that-be.
Director Julian Marshall, a recent grad from the Rhode Island School of Design (also Fairey’s alma mater), recently raised $65,000 via Kickstarter to fund the project, which seems to have Fairey’s blessing.
The page says Marshall interned for the renowned street artist and features a profile photo of Fairey and the director standing arm and arm.