From underground roots to national consciousness, Shepard Fairey’s Obama poster made him one of GQ’s Men of the Year. That honor is shared by the President-elect himself. Not surprisingly, Obama has been named TIME MAGAZINE Person of the Year. Who better than to design the cover for the issue than Shepard. A banner year for the artist, whose new found national acclaim should translate into some good traffic at his debut museum show, opening February at the ICA Boston. (Via SuperTouch).

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