Since the inception of the brand Obey by artist Shepard Fairey, he has built an incredible art-based empire with his ongoing propaganda movement. However, underneath all of his artwork is a glimmer story told by artist Mark Vallen. In a recent critique of Shepard Fairey, he blasts the Obey movement as nothing more then a plagiaristic endeavor which severely undermines the original intents and messages his art is derived from. Vallen offers numerous side by side examples of how many of Obey’s designs are lifted from previous political campaigns without mention of origin and source. The extensive article can be seen here at Art For A Change.