Combining two of Shepard Fairey‘s favorite subjects, Rock n’ Roll and Politics, Rock The Vote is produced in an edition of 350 and will be available for purchase today.
Tomorrow sees the release of Billy Idol’s THE VERY BEST OF BILLY IDOL: IDOLIZE YOURSELF. The cover is designed by no other than Shepard Fairey, and recently, this picture surfaced of a nice Billy Idol print. Go out and buy the album with dvd extras (including my preteen favorite video Rock the cradle of love), and hope that you can get your hands on the print above. No timetable for release.
Before Obey Giant was an individual entity, Shepard Fairey was a partner with Dave Kinsey in BLK/MRKT Visual Communications. I found a great photostream taken by Acamonchi of the offices between 1998 and 2002. Above is Shepard’s desk, circa 1999. Enjoy.
Releasing to the public some time today, Shepard Fairey’s latest print Say Yes! is inspired by a song of the same name by a band called the Afternoons. In a small edition of 150, the print was created for the band to put up on the streets of LA. Pretty good music.
I did not know about this. I should have expected it. The piece above is available at 80’s purple.
From the look of the last two print releases, it seems as if we are going to be presented with a bunch of work from Shepard Fairey‘s obey records series. Rock The Casbah was one of my favorite Album HPM’s and it translates very well to an 18″ x 24″ format. Available in three colorways tomorrow, June 4th, the obtaining the print or prints is sure to be a challenging part of your day.
Self publishing is not always the best thing and I do not really understand what this book is or why it was created. Apparently there are 1400 + insights in the book and if the English Ladies that created it would like to send me a copy, I’ll try to read it. More fun after the jump.
The Cold Chillin’ penguin was first introduced on an HPM Record Sleeve at Shepard Fairey‘s 2007 E Pluribus Venom Show. A little less than a year later and just in time for Summer, the penguin returns in two editioned colors. Stay air conditioned.
The Crosby is both a restaurant and a bookstore located in Santa Ana, California. For their grand opening weekend, Shepard Fairey and company will be playing and recording live sets, and in general, just having fun. There will also be a limited edition obey/thecrosby shirt available to those in attendance. After the jump, the flier and what could feasibly be a coveted print.
Our Friends over at wiredset, sent us a heads up on the interview with Shepard Fairey and Dave Navarro we told you about a while back. Check out them out.
Available soon in three colorways through ObeyGiant
Opening up this Saturday at Shepard and Amanda Fairey’s Subliminal Projects is a presentation of new works by DeeDee Cheriel & Louise Bonnet. A full press release after the jump.
It always bothers me a bit when a fine art piece comes up for auction not even close to a year after it is bought. At the same time, it is great news for whatever collector wanted the piece but could not gain access to it before. This is one of those great pieces. Open the bidding up to the public and let the person with the most money win.
Shepard Fairey’s War By Numbers, 2007, is a silkscreen on Aluminum and in 2 in an edition of 2.
You can find the ebay auction here
This Friday, Dj Diabetic (aka Shepard Fairey) will be playing music at Guggenheim’s First Friday party. Here are some words straight from the guggs pr department.
“Famed for being the artist behind the ubiquitous OBEY GIANT street campaign, Shepard Fairey rocks the Guggenheim this month with an eclectic rump-shaking mix of old-school hip hop, ’80s, rock, and electro, as well as some unexpected oddities and well-known classics.”
photo by dezel
Continuing with a musical focus and available today is Shepard Fairey‘s latest print, Soundclash of the Titans. Besides coming off on the art side, Shepard will also be the opening DJ for Love and Rockets tonight at the Glass House in Pomona, California.
It seems as if there is never a week where Shepard Fairey is not in the news. And, if you consider this site newsworthy, the prior statement holds entirely true. Releasing to the world sometime soon is a screenprint roughly titled, I love Rock Collage. The image was photographed by one of Shepard’s assistants, Ernesto, in Shepard’s garage studio and arrives in an unusual size of 24″ x 24″. An edition of 350, it will not stay on the internet’s shelves long
I could not be happier about Shepard Fairey redesigning the covers for the Penguin reissue of George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. The reissues which are due out in July were created to attract an audience who may tend to be pulled in visually. Whatever gets them, right? It is a nice executive decision to ttract readers to these classic books. The use of design elements from Fairey’s Big Brother Is Watching print is a nice touch too.
photo by PFFR
While this is technically yesterday’s news, Shepard Fairey appeared on NPR to talk about his soon to be (if not already) iconic Obama poster series.