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Cleon Peterson x Obey Clothing

For Holiday 2013, Obey Clothing worked with Cleon Peterson for their artist series. In his anxiety-riddled world, violence is the status quo. His dystopian scenes evoke Thomas Hobbes’ description of life as war between individuals: “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. Deviance is simply the norm, and the displaced individual is forced to navigate this wicked world alone, finding hollow bits of pleasure and meaning in violence, sex, religion and drugs. Peterson describes his bedlam as “a gray world where law breakers and law enforcers are one in the same; a world where ethics have been abandoned in favor of personal entitlement.”
They’ll be offering a web exclusive print from one of his graphics.  It’s an 18″ x 18″ screen print on 320 gram coventry rag, edition of 125, and will be open for sale on Wednesday, Oct 9th @ 8am. Posters will be $50 each. Check out the print and the full collection here: http://www.obeyclothing.com/curated/cleon-peterson/

Cleon Peterson Artist Series from OBEY CLOTHING on Vimeo.

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Shepard Fairey x Keynote Speaker x SXSW Eco

Shepard is very honored to be a Keynote Speaker today at the SXSW Eco Conference.  Watch his speech live today, Tuesday, Oct. 8th at 2pm CT.  Click link below to watch!

Shepard Fairey Keynote: Art – The Link Between Hearts and Minds
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OBEY X Suicidal Tendencies

It is hard for me to believe that it has been 30 years since the first Suicidal Tendencies album came out. I first heard about Suicidal in 1984 while reading an interview with skateboarder Corey O’brien… When I first heard Suicidal I was attracted and repelled at the same time. The music was pretty hard and abrasive, with some dirgy metal influenced moments that I was scared might not suit my “punk” self-image. However, after playing the album a few times, mostly to try to scatter some rednecks congregated near a ramp I was riding, I began to love it…
 – Shepard
This collaboration is a tribute to Suicidal Tendencies, celebrating the bands 30th anniversary of their first album.  There is a lot more to the story so read on after the click and get Shepard’s full experience with band and find out how the collaboration came together.  Check out the collection and watch this video with Shepard, Mike Muir, and Lance Mountain talking Suicidal T.


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Jacque Fragua x Indian Alley

My friend Jaque Fragua completed his mural in Indian Alley… it is in your face and I love it! I met Jaque at an Occupy event and we later traded some art. I’m now the proud owner of his “You’re All Illegal piece”. Jaque is passionate and can express his aims with his mural far better than I could, so check out what he has to say and check out honorthetreaties.org for more info on the project.-Shepard

::: JAQUE FRAGUA “DECOLONIZE AND KEEP CALM” ::: from Landon taylor on Vimeo.


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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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