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Barack Obama has been good to Shepard Fairey. The graphic designer wasn't exactly hurting pre-election—his "Andre the Giant has a posse" stickers were ubiquitous, and Urban Outfitters was selling his t-shirts—but his profile has risen even further since he created the iconic poster of Obama gazing heroically into the future. Fairey's taken advantage of the moment to launch a website selling his seven-year-old clothing line of solid, mostly uncontroversial hipster-wear.