Covert to Overt : The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey

Covert to Overt is a beautiful full-sized art book that features Shepard Fairey’s post-Obama HOPE poster (2008) work and activities. It’s a wonderfully presented collection of posters, murals, and street art from this time period. If you’re a fan, or are curious about the man and his work, you must peruse this book.

In the book Fairey touches upon how his art isn’t so underground anymore, and yet he still holds those principles true in the work he does today.

“My friend and curator Pedro Alonzo once said that I’m too street for the corporate world and too corporate for the street world. Either way I hope I’m breaking someone’s rules.”