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Blackbooks Stencils

Blackbooks make amazing laser-cut stencils. I have been using them to cut my custom patterns that are too intricate to cut by hand. They are also great designers with a lot of stock stencil art available, and they do custom design work. Check out their site. www.blackbookstencils.com
-Shepard

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Aung San Suu

This Human Rights cause is something I believe in strongly.  I created this portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi to raise awareness of her situation and the overall situation in Burma.  To learn more go to www.uscampaignforburma.org and www.humanrightsactioncenter.org.

– Shepard

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“The Detournements of Wynn Miller”

If you missed the Opening you should make some time and head over to Alva’s spot and Exhibit A Gallery to check out the show.  They still have a few pieces and prints still available to sell.  You might lucky and get your hands on an original Shepard Fairey Piece!   Also, we will be selling some Alva prints this coming Tuesday.  We only have a limited quantity so you know the story – Stay tuned.  More pics after the jump. 

“The Detournements of Wynn Miller”
June 13th – July 2009
Exhibit A Gallery
1086 South Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
www.exhibitagallery.com

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Apologies, Apologies, Apologies…

We have been promoting the new Arkitip issue but embarrassingly we forgot to promote a very important person. I want to apologize to Geoff Hargadon who shot all the outdoor Obey photos in Miami and Boston. Geoff has done an amazing job documenting my work on the streets and he has generously given me access to his photo archive. Without Geoff’s pictures, the new Arkitip would be pretty sparse. Thank you so much for your help, Geoff, and please forgive our oversight in not crediting you in the issue. To check out Geoff’s work go to www.not-rocket-science.com.
-Shepard

Arkitip Issue No. 0051: Shepard Fairey

I have known Scott, the creator of Arkitip for ten years when he was on issue 2. I was in issue 3 and I later contributed writing to a few other issues. The magazine started off only black and white, but has evolved into a very beautiful and sophisticated publication. I am very proud to be the featured artist in Arkitip 51. The issue includes current exclusive content from my indoor and outdoor work for the Boston ICA as well as a large selection of my newest fine art. There is an extensive interview with me by Simon Steinhardt and a great essay by ICA curator Pedro Alonzo. The magazine is packaged in a premium  box with hand placed stickers on the outside. The magazine itself is perfect bound and has a die-cut cover. There is also a magazine sized, one color signed and numbered version of the Obey Eyeball print. The run is limited to 5,000. Check it out.

– Shepard

Arkitip Issue No. 0051: Shepard Fairey
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!!!  TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE

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ALIFE presents – ARKITIP SHEPARD FAIREY RELEASE PARTY

OBEY x Arkitip x ALIFE
Issue Edition Release Party and Art Installation

19 June 2009
7 – 10 p.m.

19 June – 12 July 2009

1520 N. Cahuenga Blvd Suite 10
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Arkitip Issue No. 0051: Shepard Fairey
PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW!!!  TO PURCHASE CLICK HERE

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SIMPLE PLEASURES 02: LEAVING RECORDS FOR THE NEW UTOPIA

Studio Number One presents
SIMPLE PLEASURES 02: LEAVING RECORDS FOR THE NEW UTOPIA
curated by Jesselisa Moretti and Matthewdavid of Leaving Records

JUNE 13TH, 2009
6PM—10PM

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The Youngest Candidate

When I saw The Youngest Candidate, I found it to be both an inspiring example of young people getting involved in the political process and a sobering reminder of how the two-party system in America has turned the two parties into clubs, divided into members and outsiders. I decided to make art for the film because I think those are equally important lessons in democracy, especially for anyone who wants to change things and for anyone convinced that things will never change.

– Shepard

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METROPARK x OBEY ART CONTEST

We’re working for the third year in a row with Metropark on an art contest to discover new talent. The winner gets a grip of gear and prizes as well as $400 for their design. Check out HERE for all the details. The contest goes until the end of June so get on it!

Designed must be sibmitted by June 30th, 2009!

Click here to find out more information about it!

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Iconoclast Soup Can II

I am pleased to announce that the Iconoclast “Soup Can II” are available now the Iconclasts website. This is the second of four color variations from my interpretation of Warhol’s iconic soup can images. The final two images will be released later this summer. Click on more to find out more about the prints that are for sale. You can also read about the first soup can print Here.

– Shepard

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