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Phil Lumbang X Designer Con X Panda Toy release

My friend Phil Lumbang is releasing an original sculpt toy of his panda character this weekend at Designer Con in Pasadena. Phil will be there in person, so roll through and say “hi”.

-Shepard

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Jerry Inscoe and Cleon Peterson Prints available from S.S.I.

My friend John Goff just printed some very cool prints for Jerry Inscoe. Check them out and pick up a Cleon Peterson print as well while you are there.

-Shepard

Shepard Fairey X MTV World: Rebel Music

I am creating visuals and working as an executive producer on an amazing new TV series called Rebel Music. As a fan of musicians like The Clash, Public Enemy, Bob Marley, and Rage Against The Machine, I am a huge believer in the power of art and music to serve as platforms for social and political commentary. Rebel Music mirrors the approach and philosophy I’ve embraced throughout my entire career – art as a catalyst for social change. I believe in this project passionately because it highlights REAL people struggling with  REAL issues in regions of the world where the same freedoms we take for granted in the U.S. are being fought for daily. The people featured in Rebel Music are courageous and inspiring in their use of music and art to push for justice and humanity. MTV World has the ability to reach a huge audience and give voices to young people highlighting the power of the combination of music, art, and activism. If you are like me, and you’d like to see more programming that gives voice to creative people with great ideas questioning orthodoxy, please tune in to Rebel Music and spread the word about it!  I’m excited to be working with the Rebel Music team on such a vital project for today’s generation. Avoid apathy!!!… take a look at the Rebel Music trailer.  Here is an LA Times piece about the show too.  Also, click below for a synopsis of the six episodes, which are all amazing.

Thanks for caring.
-Shepard

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Flaming Lips | A Beautiful F’ing Experience

ATTENTION:  THIS JUST ADDED!  100 of these prints will be available with a Blu-ray disk of the film “A Beautiful Fucking Experience”.  $5 will be added to the shipping fee.

My friend Sage Seb made a fantastic documentary about the Flaming Lips attempting to break the world record for most shows in 24 hours in different cities. The Film is called “A Beautiful Fucking Experience”. Sage and Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips asked me to make the poster for the film which is a huge honor for me. I’ve been a Flaming Lips fan for many years and I’m briefly interviewed in the film. The movie is excellent and Flaming Lips fans, as well as any passionate fan of music, will love the spirit of the film. If you are unfamiliar with The Flaming Lips, I think their albums “The Soft Bulletin” and “Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots” are beautiful and powerful,  and should be purchased immediately. I’m releasing a screen-printed poster to coincide with the first public screening of the film which happened a few days ago. I’m not sure whether there will be future public screenings because there is some political red tape with MTV, who funded the project. However, the first 100 people to buy the poster will get a free copy of the film “A Beautiful Fucking Experience”. Like I said, the movie is amazing, so don’t miss this opportunity to see the full film along with owning the poster. Hopefully the film will get out there somehow.

Here is the film’s synopsis and trailer. Check it out!
-Shepard

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R.I.P Lou Reed

Lou Reed made some great and important music that I’m grateful to have in my life. His band The Velvet Underground failed commercially but influenced many important bands. Their music was a unique mixture of feedback drenched energy, and beautiful simplicity. To me it still sounds fresh and was way ahead of the times when it was released in the late 60′s. I’m feeling sentimental, so if you aren’t familiar with the Velvets, I recommend the beautiful “Sweet Jane”, but “I’m Waiting For The Man” has great energy. Lou made some gems as a solo artist too. My favorite solo album is Transformer, which was produced by David Bowie. “Perfect Day” is an absolute masterpiece http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYEC4TZsy-Y

Also, check out Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols and friends performing a great version of “Perfect Day” recently… http://vimeopro.com/chromehearts/perfectday

-Shepard

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/lou-reed-velvet-underground-leader-and-rock-pioneer-dead-at-71-20131027

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New Statesman Cover x Russell Brand

Russell Brand recently asked me to design the cover of the Nov. issue of the New Statesman which he guest edited. The theme of the issue is “a revolution of consciousness”. Since I’ve known Russell, I’ve been impressed with his intellect and his ability to merge low-brow entertainment with high-brow provocation. Russell has done several projects and interviews lately that display his wit and social conscience. I have been impressed with Russell’s courage and I’ve been meaning to re-post some of his finest moments. Conveniently, my friend David DeGraw, one of the forces behind the 99% concept and Occupy, put together a great post on Evolve Society(for which I created the logo). I love what David wrote and what Russell has been up to, so please check it out!
-Shepard

Russell Brand: Radical Prophet, Mystical Force of Nature

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RAVI ZUPA | HARD DREAM | OPENS TOMORROW | SUBLIMINAL PRIOJECTS

Ravi’s paintings arrived from the framer yesterday and they are mind-blowing. A lot of the work can be viewed on SubliminalProjects.com, but I recommend seeing the work in person to soak up all of the subtleties. If you miss this show you’ll regret it so come through tomorrow night!

-Shepard

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Unmanned – live Twitter chat

The Brave New Films drones film Unmanned powerfully cuts through the propaganda of the “War On Terror”  to reveal the devastating human consequences of  drone strikes where innocent civilians and families are literally and figuratively torn apart. The film reveals why the US war of terror makes America less safe, not more safe, by creating tremendous hostility with those impacted by our indiscriminate drone attacks. BNF scrutinizes the U.S. drone policy with far greater depth than the mainstream media in an effort to get the truth out to people.  Anyone who sees value in human life and due process should be appalled by the human rights violations this film exposes. Join in the conversation.

-Shepard

TODAY (10/24) @ 3EST join @cenkuygur@KatrinaNation & @robertgreenwald in LIVE Twitter chat on #drones. Tweet questions to @WarCosts, use #UNMANNED

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John Van Hamersveld, Pinnacle Hendrix Commemorative Edition

John Van Hamersveld’s Hendrix is my favorite poster of all time. I published a beautiful large format, fine art screen print edition of the image. Read more after the jump about the poster edition and history of the image.
-Shepard

Serigraph on Coventry Rag Smooth 335g/sm with Deckled edges.  32 1/4 x 44 1/4 inches.  5 Colors (4 Metallic). Edition of 180.  Only a limited number will be available on this site.   $600.00.  Comes with Certificate of Authenticity.

Sale Date: 10/24/2013  at 10am in LARGE FORMAT PRINTS

 

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A Lobbyist And A Senator Walk Into A Restaurant …

As many of you know, I feel that campaign finance structure and the influence of lobbyists have corrupted our democracy by distorting the influence of corporations over our elected officials. This issue is not sexy or easy to illuminate, but is one the biggest obstacles to our congress, and democracy, working properly. This video clearly illustrates what the problems are, and from what I’ve heard from insiders, it is barely an exaggeration. Please check it out and pass it on!

-Shepard

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