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Shepard x Mike Miller

Our friend and famed photographer, Mike Miller is pleased to announce a series of exhibitions at SUPRA locations.  Mike is best known for his Hip Hop imagery.  After seeing his photograph of the legendary Rap icon – Eazy E, Shepard had to collaborate with Mike.  OBEY Giant will be releasing “Compton’s Most Wanted” print in the coming weeks!
The exhibition opens tomorrow at SURPA Paris.  Please check it out!  For more information about the exhibition, please visit www.suprafootwear.com

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ART > MONEY: Design to Define a Movement – Contest

“So… many of you know that I believe in the power of art to shed light on politics and encourage people to investigate issues further. You may also know that I’m passionate about eliminating the corrupting influence of money in politics. I want democracy to work for everyone, not just the wealthy and powerful. Well, bam!… the unPAC campaign is an opportunity to bring art and ant-corruption activism together. Please check it out and help to create and spread some great art while inspiring the restoration of democracy!   This competition is about empowering people to take back control of their democracy, not from one party or another, but from the influx of money that has concentrated political power in the hands of the few.  It’s about using art to push back against the existing power structures in our society and inspiring real change”.   -Shepard

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Important VOTER Information

After seeing my Sarah Siverman voter suppression post, RJ Rushmore from Vandalog told me about a site that clearly explains the voter ID requirements in each state. VoterID.me is the site to check out. Voting is extremely important despite the inherent flaws in the two party system. Make sure you have what you need to vote and please exercise your right to weigh in by voting!

-Shepard Fairey

Just Sayin’…

Do you have the proper I.D. to vote?

Sarah Silverman is smart, funny, and gives a sh*t… all qualities that I admire and are thoroughly demonstrated in her video response to Republican voter suppression tactics. WARNING: there are some bad words in the video, so if you have sensitive ears you may want to avoid this video and the real world in general. Life  with those monks who don’t speak might be your best future option. For those unafraid of dealing with the real world with its language and PROBLEMS, please check out this video.

-Shepard Fairey

Go to Let my People Vote for more information

Koch Brothers Exposed – Get the DVD

More than two years ago we read Jane Mayer’s article in the New Yorker about two billionaire brothers who were using their money to change the course of our country. With the help of thousands of supporters like you we started production on a series of short videos that eventually became the full length documentary Koch Brothers Exposed.

Please get a copy of the film now for yourself or for a friend

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Moby Figured It Out

Moby is an acquaintance and he shared his personal take on Mitt Romney’s comments about 47% of the country supporting Obama because they depend on government assistance. Moby’s story is similar to many people’s even if his success is extraordinary compared to most. Moby is very generous to charities and progressive in his politics… he is compassionate and understands the struggles of the common person. So do I. I never got any govt. assistance, but I lived at the poverty level the first ten years of my art career. I had no health insurance, so any complication from my diabetes would have sent me to a govt. medical program, or I would have ended up in so much debt I would have needed food stamps. A lot of people are one illness or layoff away from govt. assistance, not because they are lazy or parasitic. I worked my ass off, but was still poor. However, I was laying the groundwork for the success I would achieve later. That success has allowed me to pay a lot in taxes. Check out Moby’s story.

-Shepard Fairey

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As some people may know, I’m an advocate of immigration policy reform. The United States is a relatively new country that was founded by immigrants and for years welcomed immigrants. When creating the art inspired by Neil Young’s cover of Woody Guthrie’s song “This Land Is Your Land” I wanted to comment on the current attitudes toward immigration and highlight a lost verse from the song. That verse goes:

As I went walkin’ I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said “No Trespassing”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing
That side was made for you and me

There is humor and profound commentary in that verse. Woody Guthrie was a champion of the the least powerful people in society and pointed out class inequality and abuse of power. Some people called Guthrie “socialist”, I call him compassionate.

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Happy Anniversary Bomit!

These guys have been helping artists get their work on the streets for 12 years.  Please show your support.  Buy a Sticker Pack!

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Here are to 2 documents regarding my Civil Case that I feel are important to share.  Both documents are public records and the blacked out sections are there to protect personal and private information of mine and other parties in the case.  Once again thank you for your continued support.

- Shepard

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