TIME Magazine “Person of the Year” Cover by Shepard Fairey

 Alec Banks
In honor of the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street and the Russian election rallies, TIME Magazine has named “The Protester” as their Person of the Year. With the idea of a movement and abstraction at the forefront, they have commissioned venerable street-artist/political rabble-rouser Shepard Fairey to create the image. The illustration looks to depict what could be either a man or woman with a veiled face as to hide one’s identity or block out of the effects of the now infamous tear gas used around the world. The stage has definitely been set for an influx of change in the new year.

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