This Year's Grammy Poster: the Presidential Connection

This Year's Grammy Poster: the Presidential Connection

updated 12/15/2009 at 07:00 PM EST

originally published 12/15/2009 07:00PM

The artist behind one of the most iconic images of last year's presidential campaign – the Obama "Hope" portrait – is painting the Grammys with his unique brand of cool.

Shepard Fairey – whose vision for the 52nd annual Grammy Awards official poster features a modern take on the classic gramophone image – found fame 20 years ago as one of the creators of the Andre the Giant has a Posse and ensuing Obey Giant street art campaign, which also spawned a clothing line.

Fairey and his firm have also created album covers for bands including the Black Eyed Peas, Led Zeppelin and Smashing Pumpkins, as well as the movie poster for the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line.

Marisa Laudadio



Watch the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT,live on CBS – and catch up on all the news and style from the show on PEOPLE.com!

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