LOS ANGELES–Artist Shepard Fairey is asking Los Angeles public school students tothink creatively. In designing the third installment of the Los Angeles Fund for PublicEducation’s Arts Matter public art project, Fairey will create a design with inspirationfrom Los Angeles students. The resulting artwork will be displayed on city buses, billboards and other outdoor media throughout the month of July.
The request from Fairey, best known for his Obey Giant work and the 2008 “Hope” campaign image of Barack Obama, is being distributed by LAUSD teachers beginning today. Students are asked to “Use your imagination and express yourself,” and tell Fairey, “What the world looks like when you take away the things that limit you.” Students must reply by April 29, via Twitter (using hashtag #artsmatter to @LAFund), email, Facebook or by mail. Fairey will use the responses to inspire his final design.
“Creativity is invaluable in student’s lives because it cultivates problem solving, boosts self-esteem, and promotes communication. Students want to express themselves and find their voices. Art and music are outlets that manifests differently for every individual which provide a perfect antidote for the frustrations of homogeny. Creativity fosters imagination and independence, but builds community at the same time.”-Shepard Fairey
LeBasse Projects is thrilled to announce the reemergence of guerilla art group TrustoCorp with a solo show of brand new work in “The Future is Blight”. Known for their bold, unexpected artwork and on site installations of meticulously fabricated billboards, highly produced street and subway signs and complex sculptural objects, TrustoCorp seeks to point out the follies of contemporary society and politics. The work is often entertaining and humorous, and always highlights timely, hard-hitting topics that unabashedly criticize and help draw attention to the ills of humanity.
Opening reception: Saturday, April 13th, 6-9pm. Show runs April 13th – May 11th, 2013.
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Gary Baseman makes great art and has been a friend and inspiration for several years, so I was excited when he asked me to DJ and do a collaborative print for his Skirball Museum exhibition. Keep your eyes and ears open if you don’t want to miss the multi-dimensional sensory awesomeness of what’s in store!
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Margaret Thatcher died today. Here’s an excerpt from Antonino’s essay For, Not Against from his book Let Fury Have the Hour featuring original cover design and art throughout by Shepard. To get the real story see Antonino’s Let Fury Have the Hour featuring original art, titles and a thoughtful interview from Shepard. See it on iTunes now.
First Trusto / Obey cereal box dropped at Albertson’s in Culver City (Los Angeles). Venice Blvd. & Durango. 1 of 10. Secret prize inside!
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Our friends over at Creative Migration are hosting their 1st Annual Benefit this Saturday, April 6th in Silverlake CA. We’ve donated a few signed AP’s in support. We hope you can make it. Thanks for caring!
Join Creative Migration’s Annual Benefit: BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY
Celebrate a community of artists and entrepreneurs who are moving toward
a thriving economy and environment for our future.
Los Angeles (April 3, 2013) Creative Migration is hosting its 1st Annual Benefit, BEYOND SUSTAINABILITY on April 6, 2013. Creative Migration will be celebrating successes over the last year including completion of a sustainably produced short documentary about art and social engagement entitled, POST NEW BILLS: The Story of Green Patriot Posters.
The film is an official selection of the Green Patriot Posters design campaign, and will be included as the first film contribution to the campaign during the launch of its traveling solo exhibition at the Design Museum Boston in 2014. Creative Migration is now expanding its mission to model and implement sustainable practices for a growing global community of artists and social entrepreneurs.
The benefit is from 6:30 to 10:30 pm at Yeh Studio located at 1064 Myra Avenue in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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My friend Tristan Eaton of TrustoCorp and I just collaborated (he did most of the work) on a fun cereal box design. He will be placing cereal boxes in a few LA grocery stores, so look out for them. Also check out the TrustoCorp show at LeBasse Projects in Culver City. Saturday, April 13th, 6-9pm -Shepard Fairey
This week, we’ll be continuing our favorite hobby of ‘Reverse Shoplifting’ fake products into grocery stores, although this time around we’ve brought some friends along for the ride. First in a 4 part series is a collaboration with our good pal Shepard Fairey. We had the honor of collaborating with him in order to create the OBEY flavored ‘Trusto Cereal’. We created our own version of Andre the Giant and Shepard mixed him in with his iconic propaganda style. The bar codes on the box are functional and the back of the box features fun games for the whole family. Enjoy!
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April 5th, 2013, 6-11PM
Free & Open to the public
Doze Green and Sam Flores will be in attendance
Bask, Miss Bugs, Shepard Fairey, Doze Green, Retna, Lucy Mclauchlan, Faile, Rich Jacobs, Niagara, Mr. Brainwash, Mel Kadel, Travis Millard, Alex Pardee, Rowdy, Cope2, Dean Zeus Colman, James Reka, ROA, Swoon, Judith Supine, Handiedan, Greg Lamarche, Mike Stilkey, Dave Kinsey, Pure Evil, Jason Thielke, CEPT, Alex Lukas, Souther Salazar, The London Police, Titi Freak, Lisa Solberg, Blek Le Rat, Dabs & Myla, Indie 184, Pose, Luke Chueh, Ben Eine, ESPO, Adam Wallacavage, Sam Flores, Hush and more!!!!!!
I’m honored that this Wed. I will be giving a presentation on copyright and art at Harvard. I was asked by Harvard professor Terry Fisher, who worked on my case with the A.P. over the Obama HOPE poster to give my thoughts on the case and copyright issues in art making. Tune in if you can!