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G20 Conference Pittsburgh

This is a big week in terms of global issues with the G20 Conference in Pittsburgh and the opening of the general assembly of the UN in NYC. To create awareness for global warming and the human atrocities in Burma, I’ve created the “Windmill” and the ASSK “Freedom to Lead” images, respectively. I encourage everyone who is in those areas to download these images and spread the word. For collectors, signed posters are still available HERE AT THE OBEY STORE.
-Shepard

Clean Energy for America PDF Download

Aung San Suu Kyi Download PDF

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Global Premiere of “The Age of Stupid”

My friend Laura Dawn from MoveOn.org sent me this. I have not seen the film but I have the highest regard for Laura’s opinion. Anyone who has been paying attention to my art knows that I have concerns about global warming and the environment. Please take the time to read this and if you are in NY try to go to tonight’s screening.
-Shepard

Monday, September 21st 2009, MoveOn.org is co-sponsoring, along with Greenpeace and Tck! Tck! Tck!, the Largest One Night Screening of a Film Flipping EVER–seriously, we are breaking the Guiness Book of World Records. We are now in over 700 theaters in over 62 countries with over 1 million viewers, and its all happening tomorrow night. Due to the amazing response, we’ve moved to the biggest theater in Union Square in NYC and there are still some tickets left in LA.

PLEASE, click here –  http://www.ageofstupid.net/

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Factsaboutreform.org

I am very frustrated by the number of people spreading misinformation, or disinformation,intentional lies, about health care reform. If you want to know exactly what health care reform entails please check out factsaboutreform.org and help counter the false information out there. Thanks for caring.
-Shepard

Cover September in Windmills

In case you didn’t know, September is the month to raise awareness and push for Clean Energy Change in the U.S.  Wind energy is one of the most important facets of a Clean Energy Future for America – that’s why we need your help with our new Cover September in Windmills Campaign.

We are releasing a PDF of the Windmill image so you can download and print the Clean Energy for America image and help spread the word!
Clean Energy for America PDF Download

ATTENTION: This Download is not to be reproduced for Sales Merchandise or For-Profit Materials.

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Right Wing-Tards

My friend Tim from the band Rise Against sent me this video link. It would be amusing if the media were not conceding to the irrational discourse perpetuated by people like the ones in this video. If you pay attention, most of the arguments are based on emotion and are not rational. The majority of the people don’t know any details of Obama’s health plan or tax structure. I think if you don’t know the facts, let the adults who do know them handle things. I spoke to a reporter yesterday who admitted that the media needs to cover these idiots and their drama for ratings. When watching the news keep that in mind. Check the video out.
– Shepard

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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Jordan x Fairey Master Print Sets

AVAILABLE NOW ON UPPERDECK.COM!!!
*Note: These Matching Number Master Sets are available for a limited time only!

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Complete Set of 3 Michael Jordan, Shepard Fairey Dual-Autographed 26×36 Silkscreen Prints
Complete Set of 3 Michael Jordan 26×36 Silkscreen Prints Autographed by Artist Shepard Fairey

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Z Trip x Shepard x European Tour

For all those in Europe, Shepard is going be in Opening for the world famous Z TRIP on a few European Dates.  Shepard and Z Trip will be hitting Amsterdam, London and Paris.  In light of this mini-tour, Shepard will be releasing a Tour Print.  The print is Edition 350, 18 x 24, S/N, $45.  On Sale 9/22.  Limit 1.

Z-Trip has been my favorite DJ for years, but recently a poll was conducted and it seems America agrees with me. Z-Trip was voted the BEST DJ in America. I’m very proud of him and honored to be spinning with him in Europe.
-Shepard

9/24 – Amsterdam @ PARADISO
9/25 – London @ MATTER
9/26 – Paris @ LA MAROQUINERIE

http://www.djztrip.com/

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Jordan x Fairey x Upper Deck

Upper Deck Authenticated Unveils Michael Jordan Hall of Fame Tribute Series from Artist Shepard Fairey
Series includes Jordan UNC, BULLS, and Hall of Fame Portrait Prints

Everything about Michael Jordan is iconic, from his slam dunks to his signature shoes to his tongue wagging to his number, so he makes a great subject for portraiture because everything about him is laced with cultural significance. You can tell from the look in his eyes, even back when he was at the University of North Carolina, that he was obsessed with greatness, but he also managed to do everything with a sense of flair. I think it’s that combination of intensity and style, and of course his singular talent, that make him the embodiment of a legend.
– Shepard

Print Series will go on sale starting Thursday, Sept. 17th.  Please return to OBEYGIANT.com for Purchasing Link.

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New Shape of Culture

I’m very sad to say that the right wing hate machine has successfully targeted my good friend Yosi. Yosi just stepped down from his position at the National Endowment of the Arts. Yosi is a great guy who wants only to better the country and the world. A conference call he participated in asking artists to deal with issues they care about in their art was spun by Glenn Beck as some sort of propaganda campaign. It is despicable that Glenn Beck did what he did, but equally that it got traction and impacted Yosi in his positive efforts. Yosi worked selflessly and tirelessly as a grassroots activist for Obama and it is tragic that a human being of his calibre is being targeted for trying to do GOOD. When you think of the lies Republican members of congress are telling about health care reform, it is insane that their untruthful propaganda is tolerated and Yosi is losing his job. It is more clear than ever that the Republican party is about self interest and division, and is not interested in the collective good. The ART FOR OBAMA book is about to come out and it turned out great. Yosi played a huge roll in organizing the artists and the Manifest Hope shows. Check out the book and lament the loss of a dedicated creative force in Yosi. We really needed him. I feel very sad right now.
-Shepard

READ THE ARTICLE HERE AT THE HUFFINGTON POST

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SABER LA River Piece

In 1997 my friend Saber made what might be the most ambitious and spectacular graffiti piece in history on the concrete bank of the LA River. The piece was recently painted over as part of a faux environmental protection initiative, a superficial political move that does nothing to improve the environmental condition of the LA River, and in fact simply added MORE paint to its surface and wasted money. 12 years is a good run for a graff piece, but a piece of this quality should have been recognized for its artistic value and protected. There is an article about the removal of the piece on Saber’s site. Check it out.
-Shepard

http://saberone.com/blog/2009/09/09/whitewashing-the-la-river-2/

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