Shepard Fairey Does Showtime’s Dexter

Shepard Fairey is known for his OBEY street art featuring such icons as Andre the Giant and Barack Obama. Now he’s been hired by Showtime to produce art based on their cult TV series “Dexter.”

Is teaming with the cable TV network a bit “corporate” for the underground artist? Or with a thriving business selling T-shirts and prints, is Shepard Fairey really that underground anymore?  Has he been embraced, to a degree, by the mainstream?

You’ll eventually be able to purchase the “OBEY Dexter” art on Showtime’s website.

(via The Beat)

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2 responses to “Shepard Fairey Does Showtime’s Dexter

  1. I think you answered your own question there — he’s already been making money off his style. There seems to be no “ethical” compromise here, especially given that Dexter strikes me as being positioned as a “niche” show to begin with.

  2. Shepard Fairey stopped being original, relevent, or edgy a very long time ago.

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