27 April, 2011

Fairey on Kruger

"Barbara Kruger might not be a name you know, but you probably know her work and/or the many stylistic imitations she has inspired. She is one of my biggest influences. My OBEY type logo and the Supreme logo were inspired by Kruger's work. I owe my red, black, and white color palette to Russian Constructivism and Barbara Kruger. When I first started doing street art In the late 80's and early 90's I saw countless knock-offs of Kruger's style for college campus political statements and posters of dissent. Kruger's style was eye catching and seemed to universally say "pay attention and take this seriously"."

full article on Juxtapoz

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