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@LLCoolJ approached me and my team @studionumberone to create the logo for his new @RocktheBellsSXM channel and of course we said HELL YEAH! I’ve been a fan of LL’s music since the 80’s and I’ve made art inspired by his lyrics and a portrait of him as part of my “Hip-Hop Icons” series. If you are a fan of classic hip-hop them I’m sure Rock the Bells Radio is gonna knock you out!
Posters for Change is the kind of project that the world needs right now. Our country, our politics, and our media are in crisis. Using our voices, not only to call out the injustices happening right now, but to empower creatives to amplify a spirit of resistance and unity, is essential medicine. The collection of protest posters showcases bold and impactful graphic design with a message, which is always something I can stand behind! - Shepard Fairey
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Ideal Power Large Format. 33.5 x 47.5 inches. 5 color #screenprint on cream 100% cotton archival paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 75. $900. #Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Available Tuesday, March 20 at 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.
On Sunday, I had the honor of speaking on a panel at @mocalosangeles about #LA’s homeless crisis. I’d like to thank everyone involved in MOCA’s Community Day, including @myfriendsplace, Heather Carmichael, Jeff Katz, Sylvia Chivaratanond, and Elizabeth Daniels; artists June Cigar and Dominique Moody; everyone at the Midnight Mission, Sofia Borges of MADWORKSHOP, R. Scott Mitchell; Betty Chinn, Gregory Kloehn, and thank you @ericgarcetti for coming by to support all of the great work that they’re doing for the city of Los Angeles! Thank you Eva Seta, Amanda Hunt, Sarah Stifler, and Philippe Vergne of @mocalosangeles! by Buddy Bleckleyu
The earth’s delicate respiratory system can be thrown dangerously out of balance by climate change. True justice for the earth and future generations of all species can only be achieved by respecting the fragility of the ecosystems that sustain life. The future is in our hands and the choices made by our children will depend on the education we give them. - Shepard
From the Archives:
Respect & Justice (Study), 2016
Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Paper
19.5 x 26 inches
Last weekend, @ernestoyerena and I got to see @robertplantofficial perform in #LA! I’m very lucky I had the opportunity to meet him and work on an upcoming project together. Not only is he responsible for making legendary rock and roll music with Led Zeppelin, but his latest album provides social commentary on issues that we both care about. Check out his latest album “Carry Fire” and see him live if you can. More on our project soon!
I’m exhibiting this piece in #UpInArms, a group show opening this Thursday, March 8 from 6pm-8pm at @samuelowen in Stamford, Connecticut! The exhibit is part of #UNLOAD, an arts-based initiative that seeks to drive consensus around one of the most divisive issues today: #GunViolence.
At the opening reception, you can participate in the conversation about gun culture by anonymously texting your opinions during the exhibition. Your anonymous comments will be displayed on monitors around the exhibition. If you’d like to join the conversation and lively debate about gun culture, email email@example.com.
Obey Giant apologizes for any inconvenience our customers have experienced. Due to technical difficulties, we will not be moving forward with our 5pm sale until we get answers from our technical partners. We hear you, we know this is frustrating, we are also frustrated, and are working very hard to resolve this ASAP. What we do know is that for those of you who purchased a print this morning, we will have a fair solution soon. Thank you for your patience!
I’ve always been inspired by punk, the DIY ethos, and how it shapes attitudes and culture, so I’m excited to announce my next show “Salad Days, 1989-1999,” opening Saturday, June 16 at @cranbrookartmuseum in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan! The exhibition showcases the first 10 years of my career through a variety of posters, stickers, and archival documents.
In conjunction with my show, the museum will also debut “Too Fast to Live, Too Young to Die: Punk Graphics, 1976-1986,” exploring the unique visual language of the punk and post-punk movements from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s, including many rare flyers, posters, albums, promotions, and zines. I’m looking forward to returning to the Midwest and sharing my work with the city of Bloomfield Hills!
SOLD OUT - I’ve been a fan of @thekills for years. I initially fell in love with them because I can’t resist great garage rock with attitude, grit, and a vocalist like Alison Mosshart, who has a ridiculous amount of heart and soul. In recent years though, they’ve turned into even more than that. They’re now great songwriters who have stayed true to their roots but have also expanded their musical palette.
When Alison and Jamie approached me about doing the art for their song "List of Demands," I was excited both because I love their version of the song, and I think it’s a song that makes sense given the state of things in the world right now. We need music that speaks to the struggles of the average person in the face of oppressive powers. The art I created was meant to reflect the sentiment of the song, and the idea that people can have power in numbers and can look back at those in power with their hands up, and make their demands. The do-it-yourself spirit of punk rock and activist propaganda influenced the art and design. - Shepard Fairey
The Kills - List of Demands (Reparations). 7” Vinyl Record. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Limited to 50. Unnumbered. $10. Available Thursday, March 1 between 10 and 11AM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com. Limit 1 per person/household.
The two Tunnel Vision prints are based on a fine art piece I created for my show #DAMAGED with @lscgallery. As I was working on elements to include in my paintings, I developed several geometric studies to incorporate along with the portraits. Tunnel Vision was one of the studies I felt was strong enough to stand on its own as an art piece, and now as a print in two different color ways. - Shepard
Tunnel Vision (Gold). 18 x 24 inches. #Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 400. $45 per print. $90 per set. Available Tuesday, March 6 between 10 and 11AM (PST) and 5 and 6PM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com. Limit 1 per person/household.
Tunnel Vision (Blue). 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 400. $45 per print. $90 per set. Available Tuesday, March 6 between 10 and 11AM (PST) and 5 and 6PM (PST) on ObeyGiant.com. Limit 1 per person/household.