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Icons: Shepard Fairey

Saturday August 12 @ 7:30pm ET only on G4

Icons is ‘a day’ and ‘the life’ of today’s maverick entrepreneurs, entertainers, and pop culture institutions. They make, break or rewrite the rules for everyone and everything that follows. Icons gives viewers a true inside look at what makes their heroes tick.

“Keep your eyes and mind open, and question everything” is the motto that artist, activist and pop culture pioneer Shepard Fairey lives by. While he was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, 19
year old Fairey began plastering images of wrestler Andre the Giant on any surface he could find. Almost 20 years later that image has become known around the world and is the foundation of the phenomenon called Obey Giant. G4 TV takes a look at the life of a true original on Icons: Shepard Fairey, Saturday, August 12, 7:30 PM e/t

Icons: Shepard Fairey premieres on G4 Saturday August 12 @ 7:30pm ET.

Go to g4tv.com/icons for more information and to find your local G4 channel number.

OBEY :: VESTAL WATCHES

Check out this collaboration with VESTAL Watches! Called the MOTORHEAD, this limited fine piece of hardware includes a custom Vestal/OBEY sticker and guitar pick, all enclosed in a very well designed box. The MOTORHEAD watch comes in two different colorways, Silver and Black. Before you decide which you want, we must let you know that the Black version is slight more expensive but has a special
laser engraved Star Face/Public Works image on the back. Both watch boxes come signed by Shepard. The
MOTORHEAD Black is $200 and the Silver is $175… worth every penny.

Vestal Watch Silver T05017 $175.00

CHENEY PLAYS FOLSOM PRISON

Click here to listen to the audio capture of vice president Dick Cheney performing at Folsom Prison.

Spothunters

with Shepard Fairey, Greg Lamarche, Caleb Neelon, and Monster Project

Opening reception Friday, March 10, 6-8pm.
Show open from March 6 to April 9.
New Art Center
61 Washington Park
Newtonville, MA 02460
617-964-3424

www.newartcenter.org

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Aesthetic Apparatus

A Poster Retrospective at Subliminal Projects
Opening Reception: Sat, Feb 25th, 2006, 8pm – 11pm
Exhibition Dates: February 25, 2005 – March 25, 2006

Often considered Minneapolis’ best totally unknown design super team, Aesthetic Apparatus was founded around 1999 in Madison, Wisconsin by Dan Ibarra and Michael Byzewski as a fun side project from their “real” jobs.  In August of 2002 AA became an official functioning design studio when Michael and Dan moved and opened shop in Minneapolis. Over the years their limited edition, screen printed concert posters have secretly snuck into the hearts and minds of a small, rather silent group of socially awkward music and design nerds. Now, Aesthetic Apparatus is a full time, full-fledged, insanely unstoppable, and occasionally award winning design mega-studio. They will break your heart and drink your blood.

This Poster Retrospective is the first of its kind to exhibit in Los Angeles.  Since their existence, Aesthetic Apparatus has created over 200 of some of the most creative and innovated poster designs today. Their design work and limited edition screen-printed posters have been seen in CMJ, PRINT, HOW, Communication Arts, Rolling Stone, ReadyMade and American Handgun Lover magazine.

www.aestheticapparatus.com
www.subliminalprojects.com

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Suppression through Intimidation!

I hope you are as outraged as we are about this!  For all those who haven’t heard about this appalling offense, check it – The Washington DC Police Dept. and Bush Administration act against Free Speech as a woman silently questions and protests the US involvement in Iraq…”Just before Bush spoke of Freedom Tuesday night, she was jailed over a T-shirt that took a stand”…to get the whole story from this LA

TIMES article PLEASE READ

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Floral Patterns

This is a limited edition series of 100, 18"x18",
each signed by Shepard. Available individually or as sets in
the posters section.

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Shepard Fairey and Roxy Music Photos!

Jason Filipow laughing after Steve Jones squeezed himself into a Pistols-inspired Obey t-shirt.
Shepard and Steve Jones signing the editions of the Roxy Music silkscreen prints at Studio Number One.

Shepard Fairey and Roxy Music!

Roxy Music, the UK-based band whose members included Bryan Ferry and Brian Eno, created a pop-art sound and gave it a stylish and diverse presentation. With a number of full length records and singles released throughout the 1970’s, the band has since transcended it’s origins and influenced a whole new generation of music makers. One of these artists was Steve Jones, the former Sex Pistols’ guitarist, who claims that everything about Roxy Music-their sound, their dress, their packaging- was a huge inspiration to him to pursue a career in music (of course, everyone already knows what impact the subsequent look and sound of the Sex Pistols achieved). Jones wanted to do something creative-an homage- to acknowledge this influence…

With proverbial idea in hand, Jones approached Shepard Fairey (a Roxy Music fan himself) and together, they formed ‘Swindle, Inc.’ They set out to execute their first collaborative effort, the ‘Roxy Music Print Series’. Shepard’s graphic mission was not so much as to rebrand it with his own interpretation, but to simply amplify the strong, visual identity already established by the band, many of whom were also art school graduates. The result: a stunning set of large silksceen prints, saturated with color, visual texture and the hope to inspire new fans to the sounds of Roxy Music.

“Roxy Music Print Series”- edition of 40 sets, hand-numbered and signed by both Steve Jones and Shepard Fairey; each three-color print measures 22″ x 29″, available ONLY as a complete, six print set (not available as individual prints); the price is $500 a set.

Roxy Music Prints $500.00/set

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OBEY DJ Shadow Crown and Bird T-Shirt

This is the 6th t-shirt design created by Shepard for the OBEY/DJ
Shadow "Public Works" Project.  The "Crown
and Bird" T-shirt is a special limited release, not featured
in the box set, and can only be

found in a few select places.  If you have the box set,
this tee would be a nice little addition to your "Public
Works" collection!  For more information on the OBEY/DJ
Shadow "Public Works" Project, please visit
www.obeydjshadow.com.

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