Shepard Fairey for Ebony Magazine Trayvon Martin Cover Art

This month’s Ebony Magazine finds world-renowned artist Shepard Fairey providing the cover artwork for an accompanying story that profiles the death of Trayvon Martin – a national issue that remains a hot-button topic. In speaking about the pending homicide investigation, Fairey took to his blog and 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.” Having had the piece done for several weeks, the artist has had to keep the work under wraps until the issue hit newsstands.

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