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Russell Brand Will Occupy Wall St. Tomorrow

Two of my friends, authors and activists David DeGraw and Russell Brand, will be doing readings from their new books in NYC’s Zucotti Park tomorrow. David is one of the architects of the Occupy movement and the 99% concept. I worked on the cover for his new book “The Economics of Revolution”. Russell’s book is called “Revolution” and both books are in their own ways, about cultivating compassion and combating injustice. I recommend picking up both books and checking out these dynamic speakers if you are in the NYC area.
-Shepard

Be sure to check out David’s site to pick up his book “The Economics of Revolution”.

“Revolution” by Russell Brand is available now as well.

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SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS presents AMBER JEAN YOUNG

AMBER JEAN YOUNG

There’s A Shape In These Hills I Know

Opening Reception: Friday, October 17 · 8 – 10 pm
SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS
1331 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026

While working with Neil Young on the Americana project, I was able to meet and get acquainted with his daughter Amber Jean Young and her art. Her work is inspired by the landscape of her childhood house and her rural Northern California surroundings. She blends photographs with fabrics and then manipulates and re-constructs these images to create unique folkloric tapestries. I love Amber’s mix of images and media in her visual reconstructions and the shapes that she works with within these fabric sculptures, quilts, and wall hangings. I am looking forward to seeing these pieces hung in our gallery for the opening next Friday! If you’re in the LA area, you should definitely come check it out with us!

-Shepard

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TORONTO MURAL RECAP // OFFICIAL 2014 MURAL TOUR CLOSES

Toronto was the last stop on my seven city mural tour and it was a fun place to end the tour with a bang. A bunch of the Obey Clothing crew from Canada and the U.S. came through to support and rage at various parties and grimy dives. Despite the late nights, Romeo Trinidad and Jon Furlong were up early to help with installation and photography. As always, my crew of Nic Bowers, Rob Zagula, and Dan Flores  were essential to the deft completion of the two murals we did in Toronto, one on a music venue called The Tattoo (where the great Hennessy party went down also) and the other on an art themed hotel called The Gladstone. The proprietors and staff of both venues were incredibly generous hosts. I walked around Toronto’s Queen West district putting up stickers and found a bunch of cool record stores, cafes, bars, boutiques, etc… I loved the area, and beyond just the euphoria of finding a Dead Kennedys 7″ singles box set, I really could see hanging out in that area of Toronto for more than just a few days. Toronto’s people were super cool too. I got to hang with a bunch of great artists including Gary Taxali and the Lovebot crew who were all very friendly and genuine. There is a lot of good street art and graffiti in parts of Toronto too, so basically the city gets two thumbs up.

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WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT? // SUPPORT DAVID J BOOK TOUR

My friend David J from Love and Rockets and Bauhaus has launched a Kickstarter to tour his new book “Who Killed Mister Moonlight?” internationally which will include readings and stories as well as a Q&A and live music.   Here’s more about what I had to say about it:

Black Thoughts-White Light
I knew David J to be a fantastic musician and visual artist, but it turns out that he is also a gifted writer with a sharp style and sly wit. “Who Killed Mister Moonlight?” is not just a revealing account of the evolution of Bauhaus and Love and Rockets,  peppered with stories about David’s interactions  with The Clash, John Lydon, Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Rick Rubin and other heroes of mine, but an electric journey through the struggles and tensions of the creative process. David J has a dark side, but he’s no one dimensional Goth, his shades of black manifest in remarkably varied ways in his art, and in his writing, as wicked black humor.   What is most compelling about this book is the way David articulates the inspirations, irritations, triumphs, and defeats that are inherent to creativity… the alchemy of turning black thoughts into white light.

If you’re a fan, go support his Kickstarter here
-Shepard

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OBEY 25 Year Anniversary Collection

When I made the first OBEY sticker in 1989, I never thought I was beginning a project that would inspire and permeate most of my art career for the next 25 years and counting.  It’s a surreal reality to be celebrating 25 years of Obey and I’m thankful for my partners at Obey Clothing to help tell my story.
-Shepard

OBEY 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.

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AS YOU WISH // BOOK AVAILABLE OCTOBER 14

My friend, actor Cary Elwes is releasing his book “As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride” on October 14.  I was honored to create an image for the book sleeve/poster and can’t wait to read all the behind-the-scenes stories from the classic film The Princess Bride. Be sure to order your copy today!
-Shepard
Pre-order your book here

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MORE FROM TORONTO

Shepard and the mural crew are at it again with a second mural in Toronto!  Check out the pictures of the mural in progress and stay tuned for more.

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TABLE/ART COLLAB WITH PRINTS ON WOOD SHIPPING THIS WEEK

Prints on Wood teamed up with Shepard Fairey to produce unique pieces recently.  A big thanks to all those who ordered pieces and thanks to the Prints on Wood team!  All orders are shipping out this week!

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OG_SLICK RELEASES ‘UZI DOES IT’ SCULPTURE

My friend Slick just released his latest piece “Uzi Does It” through Silent Stage Gallery.  If you’re in the market for a fine art sculpture this one is pretty dope.  I can’t wait to get one for myself!  Check out the website to purchase yours.
-Shepard

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MURAL UPDATE // TORONTO

This year’s international mural tour is winding down with Shepard and the crew hitting the last spot in Toronto this week.  Check out the pictures below and stay tuned for more soon!

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