Shepard Fairey is obviously the most famous artist when it comes to transcending into the mainstream with his most iconic images bearing the words OBEY. A lot of merchandise has been created with these images. He mostly uses iconography in his posters while his street art contains rich colors, red being the most obvious one.
But did you know that this street artist rocked the skateboarding scene before he played with paint? Yup, Frank Shepard Fairey did, but did you know that he plead guilty due to vandalism in Boston in 2009? Again, Fairey did. Although his career was rocked by controversies, this young rebel artist invaded the pop art scene and made quite a brouhaha about it.