Shepard Fairey for TIME Magazine "Person of the Year" CoverJuxtapoz // Wednesday, 14 Dec 2011
This isn't the first time that Shepard Fairey (Jux cover artist, November 2007), but perhaps this year has the strongest sentiment. For their annual Person of the Year issue, TIME Magazine chose "The Protestor," and had Shepard create the cover art for the special honor. Looks good in our book.
TIME Magazine sat down with Shepard to discuss the cover art, which you can read here. An excerpt:
“It makes me proud of idealism and a willingness to stand up for your beliefs,” said Fairey, who has been a vocal supporter of the Occupy movements this fall, visiting protests and creating art to fuel the movement. “There’s a fine line between people feeling threatened by rabble-rousers and people being inspired by those who stand up for a cause. I hope the cover conveys my idea that these are people around the world that are serious, but that they’re just people like everyone else.”