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CHECK OUT CLEON PETERSON’S COVER OF PHILLIP DICK’S “THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE”

Cleon and I have been working together since 1998.  His latest cover for Phillip Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” looks incredible and even better that it is a Penguin Essential.  Check out Cleon’s blurb below and be on the lookout for this on the shelves of your local bookstore.
- Shepard

Just got my copy of Phillip Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” in the mail today. Penguin Essentials asked me to design the cover and I couldn’t be happier with how this thing turned out. The story is brilliant. The U.S. lost WWII and is now occupied by the Nazis and Japanese. Check it out. – Cleon Peterson

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RELEASING TABLE/ART COLLAB WITH PRINTS ON WOOD THIS FRIDAY!

Releasing this Friday!  Prints on wood is collaborating with Shepard Fairey to produce a unique art piece that can be used as a coffee table or hung on your wall, available for $5,000.  To purchase and for more information please visit the Prints on Wood website.

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SKATER RON CAMERON SPINNING AT AMOEBA HOLLYWOOD THIS FRIDAY!

If you’re in the LA area, you should head to Amoeba’s ROTATIONS this Friday, Aug. 22 at 8pm in Hollywood.  Ron Cameron not only helped found RVCA Clothing, he’s also amassed a vast record collection and spins great psych, dub and WAY out there tunes. Check it out!

Amoeba Hollywood – August 22nd @ 8pm
6400 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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ARTSPROJEKT X OBEY SKATEBOARDS X 15% Sale ends today

I first moved to California in 1996 to work with my friend and art and skateboarding role model Andy Howell. If you don’t know who he is, Andy founded New Deal Skateboards, Underworld Element (now Element), and Sophisto Clothing. Now Andy has started artsprojekt.com and is re-issuing some classic skate art, along with some new boards. We are re-releasing some Obey classics, and have added some new boards into the mix. Enjoy.

-Shepard Fairey

PURCHASE OBEY SKATEBOARDS HERE! Skateboards are NOT signed by Shepard.

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SHEPARD DESIGNS COVER ART FOR LOOK AGAIN TO THE WIND: JOHNNY CASH’S BITTER TEARS REVISITED

Nation books author,  filmmaker (Let Fury Have the Hour) and author (Mayday) Antonino D’Ambrosio’s critically acclaimed book A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears inspired the new recording Sony Music Masterworks record Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited.  Executive produced and with liner notes by D’Ambrosio, the record is produced by Joe Henry and features Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, Norman and Nancy Blake, Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch, Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, and The Milk Carton Kids,  D’Ambrosio has chronicled it all in a new documentary that unfolds as a meditative mystery called “We’re Still Here: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited.”  Longtime collaborator, acclaimed artists Shepard Fairey did the book the cover art and the album cover art.

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VITA E MORTE CLOSES THIS SATURDAY @ SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

This Saturday, August 23 is the last day to come by our gallery Subliminal Projects in Echo Park to see Vita E Morte by multimedia art collective Cross My Heart Hope To Die (CMHHTD).  The band put on an amazing first-ever performance on opening night and the work by CMHHTD challenges ideas of what music and art, delivery and discovery, actually mean. By bouncing between the physical and the online, between wide release and hidden secrets, between artist and band, the group hopes to bring wonder back into art and music. The purpose of the project is to create a cross platform between the sonic experience and the visual experience. How one intercepts each medium (sonic versus visual) will impact their perception of the project as a whole.  Be sure to check this show out!

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS
1331 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

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The Art of Elyisum’s GENESIS

I’m a curator for The Art of Elyisum’s GENESIS September 5 at The Theater at The Ace Hotel and graffiti artist PUSH will be doing a live installation at 7pm. It’s not to be missed!  Get your tickets, support the arts. Tickets are available here.
- Shepard

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RIP Jay Adams

I was very sad to hear about the death of Z-Boy and skateboard legend Jay Adams. I did not know him well, but I met Jay a few times and he was always very quiet, but nice to me. His style and spontaneous aggression on a skateboard were incredibly inspiring. I was fortunate enough to work on the soundtrack package design for the documentary “Dogtown and Z-Boys” with Glen E. Friedman, which led to me getting to know artist, photographer, and writer Craig Stecyk.
I was able make a print of Jay Adams in the early 2000’s based on a photo by Craig Stecyk. Craig, Jay, and I signed the prints, which was a huge honor for me. My friend Glen E. Friedman, who photographed Jay often and knew him very well, wrote a great tribute piece. Check it out. Skateboarding has lost a pioneer.
-Shepard

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ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

I accepted Joe Manganiello’s #ALSIceBucketChallenge. Please support the fight against ALS and donate by going to www.alsa.org and check out “Getting Up: The Tempt One Story” http://gettingup-thedoc.com/ while you’re at it. Adrian Grenier you’re next!
– Shepard

SOLD: HONEST GIL AND CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

I am supporting the Gil Fulbright campaign to help shine the light on the big lie that we’re constantly being fed…that deregulating and giving tax breaks and wasteful subsidies to cronies and special interests is good for everyday Americans. These powerful special interests finance campaigns and ads in the shadows.  I fully agree with the campaign’s stance that “America’s biggest problems are going unsolved because our government is overrun by Big Money special interests and lobbyists.”  The campaign rightfully assesses that, “the amount of money corrupting our political system is at an all time high, so we’re setting out to make ‘fixing the corruption’ the #1 issue in America.”

I have frequently talked about the many problems created by the current campaign finance structure.  Big Money donations distort their influence in politics and corrupt our democracy.  This is an issue not many Americans seem interested in, but it affects all Americans by insuring that Lobbyists and special interests are put before the interests of the average person.  Genuine democracy should guarantee that politicians create the greatest good for the greatest number of people, but that idea has eroded with the favors owed by politicians to special interests in exchange for their contributions.

Campaign finance reform is essential to restoring democracy.  Gil Fulbright’s “campaign” helps to illustrate why current campaign finance has compromised and corrupted quality lawmaking and governing but in a very fun, digestible way that I can only hope will resonate with the greater public.  Please help contribute and raise awareness to this extremely pressing issue that we all face.
Read more about Represent.us in the Washington Post today
-Shepard
More information can be found here .  The campaign ends on 8/12 but there will be more ways to contribute to Gil’s race soon.

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