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Dear protector of visual(and lingual) illiteracy,

  Your small mindedness is very sad. My Obama image is my unique creation and not plagiarized as you falsely state. The Obama image is a positive image that is patriotic and in no way Socialist or Communist. Is your assertion that my poster is “RED” based on my use of the colors from the AMERICAN flag, one of which happens to be red? I have criticized the U.S. government in my work, though I am a patriotic American. I believe patriotism is about trying to follow your conscience and make the country the best it can be. You are obviously a nationalist who supports the U.S. unconditionally. Nationalism brought Hitler to power. I’m not interested in promoting that mentality. If I thought it was possible to appeal to your intellect I would, but you did not even spell Barack correctly. I actually feel sorry for you, but even more so for the people who live in fear and might be manipulated by your disinformation. It is very sad that people like you resort to such sleazy tactics, and that decent people have to spend time combating small mindedness and disinformation. This once again demonstrates how much is at stake in this election. Those who support honesty and sanity need to take a look at the other side and stay motivated. Thanks.
-Shepard

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Park Life

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS PRESENTS

PARK LIFE
Curated by Studio Number One
Group Exhibition

Opening Reception:  Saturday, October 4, 8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: October 4 – October 31, 2008

The exhibition will include works by Willem Augustus, Stephen Bliss, Louise Bonnet, Nicholas Bowers, Lorin Brown, Jaspr Byrnes, Josh Cochran, Lane Coder, Jordan Crane, Poppy DeVilleneuve, Amy Jo Diaz, Keetra Dixon, Abbey Drucker, Elliot Earls, Tristan Eaton, Shepard Fairey, Amanda Fairey, Andrew Foster, Gary Garay, Zachary Gibson, Mathew Goldman, Kristian Henson, Dustin Hostetler, Victor Hu, Cody Hudson, Z James, Theo Jemison, Mel Kadel, Jeremy Kaplan, Mekenzie Kay, Chris Kasch, Michael M. Koehler, Curtis Kulig, Philip Lumbang, Blake E. Marquis, Travis Millard, Dan Monick, Jesselisa Moretti, Garrett Morin, Matthew Muller, Mylinh Nyugen, Kyle Oldoerp, Mike Pare, Louisa St. Pierre, Alia Penner, Cleon Peterson, Kill Pixie, Andrew Rae, Luke Ramsey, Jared Purrington, Razauno, Casey Ryder, Diana Scheunemann, Skullphone, Sophinie Som, Joel Speasmaker, Sumi Ink Club, Marissa Textor, Justin Vanhoy, Claire Weiss, Jeremy Weiss, David Whitcraft, Megan Whitmarsh, Ernesto Yerena, Sean Yoon, and Florencio Zavala. For updates on confirmed exhibiting artists, as well as artist biographies, please visit www.subliminalprojects.com.

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This Week!

Art for Hope Exhibition
Wednesday October 1, 7-10 pm –  At Merry Karnowsky Gallery
Please join us for a one-night-only fundraising event to benefit Barack Obama’s Presidential campaign
$25 Donation at the Door

TARFEST MUSIC PROGRAM 2008
Saturday October 4th, Doors at 7pm – El Rey Theatre – Shepard performs at 10pm
Featuring Love Lies Sleeping, Castledoor, DJ Diabetic, and the Illuminoids
for tickets: www.tarfest.com/music.html

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This is Your Nation on White Privilege

I posted something similar on my site a couple weeks ago, but I have not seen this one. Palin is insane… I’m terrified of her. I’m looking forward to the VP debate because I think she’ll be a moose in headlights. I’m hoping karma will not fail to expose her insanity.
-Shepard

This is Your Nation on White Privilege

September, 14 2008By Tim Wise

Tim Wise’s ZSpace Page: http://www.zmag.org/zspace/timwise
Join ZSpace

For those who still can’t grasp the concept of white privilege, or
who are constantly looking for some easy-to-understand examples of
it, perhaps this list will help….

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Vote for Change

My friend Tristan Eaton rocked this awesome poster for Obama. It is the first in a series. Look out for more at the link below.
-Shepard
VOTE FOR CHANGE HERE!
www.thunderblogspot.com

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Book Release and Signing

La Luz de Jesus Gallery presents:

“E Pluribus Venom”

Book Release and Signing

Saturday, September 27, 2008
4:00 – 6:00 pm

La Luz de Jesus Gallery
4633 Hollywood Blvd
LA, CA 90027
323 666 7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

Obey Giant / Ginko Press

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The Great Schlep

For the believers its time to make a push and put some work in.  Florida here we come. Check it.


The Great Schlep from The Great Schlep on Vimeo.

Obama Mural Hollywood

Fresh Pressed on Hollywood {across from Wacko) were cool enough to offer up their wall for an Obama mural. The results are below. Check out the bird’s eye view too. Thanks to Nic and Z for their efforts on the install.
-Shepard

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Its getting heated!

I’ve been trying to stay positive about this election, but I am indulging in a little cathartic negativity with this post. Humor helps me cope. Enjoy. -Shepard

My friend Kim who I attended RISD with and shared my love of punk, is a very progressive, talented woman, basically the antithesis of Palin. She made a shirt that states her feelings toward Palin. You may share those feelings and wish to express them… your chance to do that is a click away right here. www.fuckoffsarahpalin.com

My friend Alex made this one. Spinal Tap said there is a “a fine line between clever and stupid”. Well, there is a big divide between Obama and McCain but this graphic is clever and Palin is stupid, so there you go… the profound wisdom of Spinal Tap applies to everything.

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We the people festival

Join us for the 3rd Annual We the People Music, Arts & Cultural Festival taking place @ its new home the LOS ANGELES STATE HISTORIC PARK

Performances & Artwork:
Les Claypool of PRIMUS, EPMD, RZA of WU TANG, Tom Morello of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, DJ Premier of GANGSTARR, Suicidal Tendencies, Z Trip, Eek A Mouse, Barrington Levy, PRBassnectar, Fishbone, Ill Bill, Flying Lotus, B Side Players, Garth Trinidad of KCRW, Fidel of Divine Forces Radio KPFK and many others.

Art Is a Hammer Exhibition
Installation by Shepard Fairey and more.

Web Site:
http://wethepeoplefestival.com

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