EBONY Magazine Commissions Street Artist Shepard Fairey to Illustrate Trayvon Martin

By Jorge Rivas May 23, 2012

Graphic designer and illustrator Shepard Fairey, who created Barack Obama’s 2009 "Hope" poster, has illustrated a new figure: Trayvon Martin. via [Fairey’s blog:](http://obeygiant.com/headlines/ebony-magazine-travon-martin) 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.