Frank Shepard Fairey was born February 15, 1970 and is an American contemporary graphic designer and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He is famous for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" (…OBEY…) sticker campaign, in which he appropriated images from the comedic supermarket tabloid Weekly World News. When U.S. presidential election started in 2008 his Barack Obama "Hope" poster caused great publicity. The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston calls him "one of today's best known and most influential street artists". His work is included in various art museums in the US and UK and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The Barack Obama "HOPE" poster by some critics is called "the most efficacious American political illustration since 'Uncle Sam Wants You'". His work is constantly featured by JUXTAPOZ.