DAY 27 GRAMMY CHASE: CATCH THE FAIREY


Day 27 of the Grammy Chase and today’s inspiration comes from an artist by the name of  Shepard Fairey, who has received a significant amount of press in the last 18 months or so. His artful interpretation that played a role in the popularization of the Obama Campaign brought him rockets-ship success and visibility while simultaneously landing him in hot water. Unless you were born say, yesterday, then you should be familiar with the image below. Well, lo and behold, guess who tapped Shepard to lend his artistic talents for their annual event? You guessed it, my good friends at the Recording Academy. Shepard designed the image above for the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards Ceremony.

Shep is responsible for this iconic image of Barack Obama,  which will probably be remembered as one of the most popular images of the 2000 decade. To read about the controversy, click here.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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