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Cleon Peterson | BRUTAL | The Vinyl Factory

 My friend and co-worker Cleon Peterson is part of a show with a great group of artists in London put on by Steve Lazarides.  Cleon will be doing a mural in the space of one of his dystopian scenes helping the show to fit its title…”Brutal”. I’m sure the show will rock. Check it out!
Lazarides and The Vinyl Factory Present: BRUTAL
15– 27 October 2013
Private View: 14 October 2013
180 The Strand, London WC2R 1EA

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Spencer Elden Art Show this Saturday in LA

If you are in the LA area, my friend, former co-worker, and Nirvana Baby… Spencer Elden is doing an art show/slacker fiesta on Sat. As you can see from the flyer it is a posh black tie, I mean black t-shirt, affair, so dress accordingly. Admission is free unless you wear a v-neck tee, in which case there is a strictly enforced $2 pretense charge. And yes, Spencer really is the Nirvana Baby and a solid artist, despite the lack of effort on this flyer.-Shepard

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Shepard X RISK: Peace & Justice Collaboration

About a year ago I had the opportunity to collaborate on a mural in Miami during the Art Basel weekend with graffiti legend and friend, RISK.  Surprisingly this was the first time we had the chance to collaborate and it was a true honor.  RISK went down to Miami first and laid a beautiful spectrum and I came a few days later with my crew and painted in the cream details.  The mural turned out so well that RISK and I decided to collaborate once again and turn the mural concept into a HPM (Hand Painted Multiple) Edition.  RISK hand painted the background with his custom color fades and geometric shapes/patterns over my collage then we screen printed the imagery on top and varnished the whole thing.  Each of the pieces has unique details. The Edition looks amazing!  Oh, they are also signed by both of us. We are going to be releasing the 1st half of the edition on OBEY this coming Tuesday and the other half on Buckshot Prints at a later date, so stay tuned for info their release.

Check out this video that MOCATV made during the creation of the mural.  Enjoy!

– Shepard

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Affordable Care Act Vs. ObamaCare

I always enjoy Jimmy Kimmel, but his segment exposing people’s semantic vulnerability was especially amusing and terrifying. The piece asks people which they prefer, the Affordable Care Act or ObamaCare (they are the same thing). Certain Republicans and people like the Koch brothers have bombarded the public with so much disinformation that most people dislike the name “ObamaCare” but like the ideas contained within it. Get the facts… don’t believe the hype! Check it out.

World Water Crisis

Please join our campaign to bring clean, safe drinking water to India!
It’s really easy and takes only a minute to literally change the life of someone in need.
Just click this link to join the campaign: http://my.charitywater.org/bne-x-shepard-fairey

September Campaign 2013 – India from charity: water on Vimeo.

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Auction for Charity Water


The BNE Water original illustration is NOW being auctioned on Ebay to raise money for Charity Water.  Bidding starts at $1000.   Click here and go directly to the sale.

For anyone who does not know, I cut my illustrations out of a material called Rubylith with an X-acto knife. Rubylith is a dark orange gelatin on an acetate backing used for screen-printing. In this case the Rubylith is mounted on collage. The art is 10.5 X 23 inches.. signed. Stay tuned!-Shepard

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Outside the Lines Coloring Book Launch

As a kid my love of drawing evolved from two sources of inspiration… coloring books and illustrated children’s books. With the Outside the Lines Coloring Book you get both! As a parent with two girls who love to draw and are mesmerized by wacky creativity, I’m proud to be part of this project. Invest in the next generation of creative purveyors of art and mischief by picking up the OUTSIDE THE LINES coloring book: http://bit.ly/OTLBOOK. I’ll be DJ’ing the event so you’ll hear some Ramones punk nursery rhymes for sure!
More info about the book launch event can be found here: http://bitly.com/OGOTLbooklaunch

Book’s website: http://www.outsidethelinesbook.com/

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FAILE X Dallas Contemporary

This Saturday night my friends FAILE open their exhibition “Where Wild Wont Break” at the Dallas Contemporary, who I worked with on a mural project a few years back.  If you are in the Dallas area, do not miss this show!

Opening Celebration
Saturday, Sept 21, 2013
9pm – Midnight, Free to Public

Exhibition dates
September 21 – December 22, 2013


A Look Into the Faile Studio from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.

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Iggy and the Stooges 2013

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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Shepard to share Keynote at Filter’s Cultures Collide Creative Summit

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!

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