Book’s website: http://www.outsidethelinesbook.com/
Saturday, Sept 21, 2013
9pm – Midnight, Free to Public
September 21 – December 22, 2013
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I can’t ever do enough for Iggy and the Stooges, so I jumped at the opportunity to do the poster for their upcoming headlining gig in San Jose at the C2SV Festival Sept. 28. If you have never seen The Stooges live, they are phenomenal, and you should pick up a ticket RIGHT NOW! The Coup, Off!, and a bunch of other great bands are playing too. For more information about performers appearing at the C2SV Music Festival, which will take place September 26-29 at various venues in Downtown San Jose, please visit c2sv.com/music/artists/
The Stooges poster is an edition of 450 and comes out Sept. 26 on obeygiant.com where 250 will be available. with the other 200 available on site at the C2SV Festival. My friend Robert Matheu shot the portrait of James Williamson and Jennifer Anderson took the Iggy photo.
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I will be speaking with Moby and Dhani Harrison at Filter’s Cultures Collide Creative Summit. Moby and Dhani are both very creative, smart, and funny, so I think it will be an informative and FUN event. I’ll try to bring my A-game to keep up. Check it out!
Through his global travels, BNE has developed a strong empathy for those who struggle to find access to life’s basic necessities. Water is paramount. Check out this video of BNE and an Indonesian artist who is homeless. The artwork and ideas are powerful and beautiful.
I first encountered BNE’s (BNE.org) work through his graffiti in San Francisco in the late 90’s. At that time he was up huge in some daring spots. A few years later I started seeing a massive number of his stickers in cities around the USA, Europe, and Asia. I was, and am, incredibly impressed by his proliferation of his stickers, if for no other reason than his work is proof that one person has the power to literally change the landscape of many cities! I think BNE may be the most “up” sticker bomber on the planet. Whether or not you appreciate or hate graffiti/street art, it requires tenacity and risk taking. It is easy for me to recognize guts, passion, and dedication in BNE, and unlike most graffiti artists, he is not using his notoriety solely for personal glory, but has put his infamy toward a very worthwhile cause… clean water. The print we have collaborated on benefits CharityWater.org… A NYC based NPO that has helped over 3.1 million people get access to clean, safe drinking water. They are radically transparent and use 100% of donations for actual water project costs. Check out the video below:
BNE shot the photo I illustrated from in Indonesia and he and I have both signed all of the prints. The print is $60 and comes with four BNE lip balms worth $16 and two BNE stickers (priceless). All profits go to CharityWater.org
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BNE started with water as his cause, but is expanding to produce organic and environmentally responsible products that raise funds + awareness for the world’s greatest charities.
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The Kai & Sunny opening Saturday night was a huge success. There was a tremendous turnout and we sold out of the collaborative prints we had reserved for in-person sales. If you missed it that night it goes for sale online at ObeyGiant.com later this week. My friend Paul Banks from Interpol stopped by and brought his friend The RZA aka Bobby Digital, the multi-talented rapper, producer, actor, and writer/director. He was very nice and I threw on some Wu-Tang in his honor since I was DJ’ing. I was flattered that he picked up my book! Interpol is working on a new album which I’m looking forward to.
18 x 24 inch screen prints, signed by Shepard Fairey, Glen E. Friedman and Keith Morris. Three different colorway versions available.
Release date: Tuesday September 10, 2013 at a random time between 10 and 11am PST in the PRINTS page of the store. Limit 1 version of each colorway per person/household.
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Opening Reception: Saturday, September 7 • 8 – 11 PM
Exhibition Dates: September 7 – October 5
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS is proud to present new work by artists Kai & Sunny. Bridging the gap between fine art and design, the duo is inspired by imagery from nature. Natural forms are reduced to geometric patterns and figures then translated into large-scale installations, hand-pulled screen prints infused with copper and stardust, and unique letterpress prints. The exhibition will also feature a collaborative print by Shepard Fairey and Kai & Sunny!
“Sunny and I use nature in our work to connect with people, to provoke
thoughts and memories. We like the idea of showing something you can’t
actually see and ask bigger questions. We use nature-based images as
a metaphor for other feelings.” – Kai (2013)
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I met Stephen Zeigler at my friend Stuart Noble’s memorial and he mentioned that he was working on a project to turn Indian Alley in downtown LA into a series of interlaced murals focusing on human rights and Native issues. He knew I had done some work for the American Indian Movement and the Honor The Treaties initiative, and asked if I’d be interested in painting a mural in the alley of the “We Are Still Here” piece I collaborated with Aaron Huey on. I was enthusiastic about doing it because I love the image and I am focusing on the Honor The Treaties initiative with my Obey Awareness Program this season through Obey Clothing. All profits from the T-shirts go to support Native art and awareness initiatives. Check it out at http://www.obeyclothing.com/awareness/honor-the-treaties/