Shepard Fairey, the man who created the iconic Obama “Hope” poster, couldn’t put the paintbrush down when it came to the case of Trayvon Martin.
Fairey is known for his amazing artwork and has continuously drawn inspiration from people who’ve made a significant difference in news and pop culture.
Commissioned by Ebony Magazine, Fairey created the piece a few months ago and will be featured in the magazine when it hits newsstands this week.
On the Trayvon painting, Fairey said:
“I have followed Trayvon’s case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son and would want to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person. In my portrait I wanted to emphasize Trayvon’s humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death.”
For many of us, Trayvon’s story has touched the entire nation, sparking a creative revolution among artists and musicians alike.