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Shepard Fairey - better known by his psuedonym, Obey - is one of the most prolific contemporary graffiti artists in the US and a key defining figure of the street art movement, globally. Famed for his 2008 Obama 'hope' poster, his work is influenced by and informs a critique of both advertising and propaganda, featuring politically charged images of consumer culture in a graphic, retro style. 'C'mon Everybody' draws on 1950s vinyl design to create a bold aesthetic. In sepia tones of black and off-white, a young, 50s-style woman wearing a leather jacket reclines against an armchair, a record in her hand, listening to music from a turn-table. The print deftly brings together themes of commercialisation and branding but, beyond all else, 'C'mon Everybody' is an aesthetic triumph, striking and beautiful to behold.