From The Giant: The Definitive Obey Giant Site
The image of Martin Luther King Jr. is based on Howard Sochurek's photograph; the image of Albert Einstein is based on Patrick Burns' 1953 photograph; and the image of Andy Warhol is based on Christopher Makos' photograph.
From Supply and Demand, pg. 320:
I was asked to do some pro bono work for the Children’s Museum in San Diego, making decorations for the front windows. I decided I would make really colorful images of people who were controversial when they first became famous, yet now, in retrospect, have been accepted as positive contributors to society. They also share the common achievement of breaking down barriers and bridging racial, religious, artistic, and intellectual gaps. I chose these images because I feel like they’re really strong icons, and when parents bring their kids to the museum, the kids will say, “Mommy, Daddy: who is that?”
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