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Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon Hardcore Hot Sauce x Limited Edition Signed Screen Print Available NOW

Hot Sauce was a vision that I woke up with one morning. I literally woke up and said to myself Bad Brains Fire Burn Babylon Hardcore Hot Sauce, then I went to Dr. Know who is a purveyor of fine foods and it was a “No Brainer“. The name is funny and real to our lives and culture. In an attempt to combine heat and sweet, with a lot of roots and love, the flavors were painstakingly tested by Doc and myself, and is the inspiration to “Fire Burn Babylon Hardcore Hot Sauce”, screen print.  Shepard knew exactly what was needed to get the “fire burn” point across. With the classic Bad Brains lightening bolt and logo, Shepard and his team did a phenomenal job on assisting Bad Brains with this Hot Sauce vision.   The limited edition screen print signed by Bad Brains and Shepard Fairey and Hot Sauce can be snatched up here.  The screen print is FIRE!
1Love,
 Darryl Jenifer
(NOTE: this screen print will NOT be available via obeygiant.com, please visit www.badbrains.com for more information)

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Shepard x Mike Miller x Eazy E

Check out Shepard and Mike Miller talking about their Eazy E collab:  “Compton’s Most Wanted”.  The print is available in the store while supplies last.

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C’mon Everybody

I love the way the past is reinterpreted in art and music to create something new. You see it done very creatively in hip-hop with disco, soul, rock, and funk samples.  Through punk rock reinterpretations of older rock ‘n’ roll songs I discovered Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Vince Taylor, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Bobby Fuller Four, and early Who. The Sex Pistols with Sid Vicious on vocals covered two Eddie Cochran songs, Somethin” Else and C’mon Everybody which inspired this print. Sid’s leather jacket and lock necklace can be seen in the image. Sid’s version of C’mon Everybody is irreverent and raucous, but the original has a heap of rebellious swagger too. Check out the lyrics… innocent but defiant.
-Shepard

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Justin Van Hoy x MTV House of Style

MTV just did a piece on my friend Justin Van Hoy who passed away recently. The spot turned out great and I was interviewed for it as well. Justin was an amazing guy, so please take a few minutes to check it out. We miss you Justin!
-Shepard

Bonus Clips:
House Of Style | Ep. 11 | Shepard Fairey Remembers Justin Van Hoy
House Of Style | Ep. 11 | Sage Vaughn Remembers Justin Van Hoy

His book is available at amazon.com

Three Days of Love x UNIFY

I am joining Three Days of Love, UNIFY and Birth 2012 along with millions around world to unify common goals and dreams with folks who want to move forward.

I’ll be speaking on a panel with David DeGraw, an independent investigative journalist and the founder of the 99% Movement, with moderator, Steven Starr, producer of the documentary, FLOW: For Love of Water and founder of Revver, a video sharing website that hosts user-generated content.

When you buy the gold package for $145 you can attend a special live panel tomorrow morning with me from 10:30-11:30 AM.

Buy tickets here for the event in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, 21, and 22 http://dld.bz/bSakJ and attend the Gateway on Friday night at Agape, the Saturday gala event at Agape, the VIP reception with speakers and the Saturday night Dance After Party with Donna De Lory, Android Jones and many others.

OR watch for free at the Birth 2012 Global TV Broadcast http://dld.bz/bTJGW.

Thanks,
Shepard

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SHEPARD FAIREY X MIKE MILLER X EAZY E

Mike Miller and I got to rap a bit about our  Eazy E collab, NWA, and west coast hip hop. We took some questions through Facebook too. Check it out!

-Shepard

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Yaqui Dia De Los Muertos

“My very talented former coworker, Ernesto, and I collaborated on a Day of the Dead skull print a couple of years ago. Ernesto has created an ongoing series riffing off of that print design. This print, which he releases tomorrow, is the latest in the series! Check it out. ”

-Shepard

18×24 3 Color Screenprint, Signed and numbered edition of 100, $35 USD + Shipping

To Be released Thursday December 20th on hechoconganas.bigcartel.com

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Kathy Grayson x The Hole NYC x Jeffery Deitch

A lot of people ask me what I think about the brouhaha around Jeffrey Deitch and LA MOCA. I think he has been treated unfairly and It puts me in an awkward position… I’ll be perceived as biased because Deitch has included me in commercial and museum projects and my design studio helps MOCA with graphic design(for very modest fees). I am biased in favor of Deitch, but not because of personal interest, but because I’m biased in favor of people who share my philosophies about art and culture. In my opinion, Pop Art eroded the perceived barriers between high and low art. Good art is good art, and something being called “high” or “low” is often based on elitism and where the art and artist reside on the ever changing curve of acceptance by cultural gatekeepers. I think Deitch tends to be ahead of the curve. It was refreshing to see this video interview with Kathy Grayson, director of The HOLE Gallery discussing Deitch. The beginning of the video is silly, but hang tight for Kathy’s commentary, I think she gets it right. Check it out.

-Shepard Fairey

http://blog.newyorkartdepartment.org/tagged/Jeffrey-Deitch

Gun Control

Our hearts go out to all the families and friends of the victims of Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut. I made an image a while ago about gun culture and I caught a lot of anger about it. I will reiterate that statistically, guns(certain kinds especially) are more likely to take lives than to save them. That’s all I care about…saving innocent lives. Doomsday paranoia and militia machismo shouldn’t be part of a rational conversation about the absurd volume of guns and the ease of acquiring them in this country.  My friend Aaron from Occupy made a Facebook page to put pressure on the NRA.  Check it out and also check out my original post about guns which includes compelling statistics – 2nd Amendment Solutions.
Thanks for caring.
-Shepard

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Celebration Day

This year I’ve been ridiculously fortunate to work with some of my favorite bands… the Black Keys, Bad Brains, and the mighty Led Zeppelin! After I did the Mothership package for Zeppelin they were happy enough with the art to ask me to give it another go for the package of their concert album “Celebration Day”. I have loved Zeppelin most of my life, so I figured I could pencil them in. At one point in high school I think Physical Graffiti was in my car tape deck for 3 months straight. Anyway, the band liked what I came up with, so BAM!, I have now done TWO album packages for one of the greatest rock groups of all time… which is surreal beyond explanation. I’m releasing an edition of 300 signed and numbered screen prints of the Celebration Day art. There will be an additional 50 prints signed by the band sold for charity at a later date, so if you are a big Zepp fan keep an eye out for that.

The concert sounds amazing and the DVD of the show looks amazing. Zeppelin’s power has not waned a bit since their prime in the 70’s, and I personally think that “Celebration Day” is better than “The Song Remains The Same” as a live record. Check it out for yourself.
-Shepard

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