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Amped Status and the 99% Movement

My friend Dave Degraw has been a driving force behind the 99% Movement and Occupy with his energy and ideas. Check out Amped Status to see what he and others who want to improve this country are addressing. Thanks for caring.
-Shepard

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Fox News vs. Barack Obama

MoveOn is raising money to fight right-wing misinformation. They are doing great work and deserve our support. Check it out and help out!
Thanks for caring. -Shepard

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The Koch Echo Chamber

Brave New Foundation is always doing great work to shed light on injustice and corruption. Check out their latest.
-Shepard

 

Shepard to guest star on The Simpsons TV Show on March 4th!!

On March 4, 2012, Shepard will guest star on the 23rd Season of the iconic television series, The Simpsons.  Episode 15 – “Exit Though The Kwik-E-Mart”, In order to get back at his dad, Bart goes undercover as a graffiti street artist and plasters Homer’s unflattering image all over Springfield. But one night, Bart and Milhouse get caught in the act by established street artists Shepard Fairey, Ron English, Kenny Scharf and Robbie Conal (guest voicing as themselves), and to Bart’s surprise, they invite him to exhibit his satirical artwork in his very own gallery show. Meanwhile, a hip, new health food superstore opens in Springfield that threatens to put Apu and the Kwik-E-Mart out of business.”

“Part of being on ‘The Simpsons,’ is you’re being honored as a reference point in culture,” Fairey says. “But you also can’t be too sensitive about that part of culture being made fun of…There’s irony that comes with something outsider becoming insider. And they do a great job of examining that.”-Shepard

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R.I.P. Michael Davis from MC5

I was sad to find out today about the death of MC5 bassist Michael Davis. I’ve been an MC5 fan for many years and I had the pleasure of working with Michael on an MC5 collaboration for OBEY Clothing. He was a very cool guy with a great family including his wife Angela(yes, Angela Davis, but no relation to the black activist) who once had me and my wife Amanda over for a lovely and fun family dinner with great rock and life stories. Michael started a non-profit organization called Music Is Revolution to keep music in public schools and I did the logo for him. I hope that the organization will continue his mission and my heart goes out to his family and loved ones. We’ll miss you Michael and we will always remember your musical and humanitarian contributions.
-Shepard Fairey

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Low Fidelity Opening Party

My friend, photographer Bobby Grossman, with whom I collaborated on a Debbie Harry portrait, is having a show of his awesome photography from 1975-1983. The show is called LOW FIDELITY and opens tonight in Boca Raton FL. There will also be a book of the works in the show available. Check it out.-Shepard

Read this article about the show.

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Matt Sorum stands up for Art in Schools

Matt Sorum is fighting to keep art programs in public schools and I couldn’t agree more with the need for creative nourishment in schools. You can find out more about his efforts at www.adoptthearts.org.
-Shepard

Read the LA Weekly article HERE

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MoveOn Interview with “Inside Job” Director Charles Ferguson

Please check out this video with the director of “Inside Job” to get some insight into the investigations of corruption on Wall St.

-Shepard

 

Incase Launches Shepard Fairey Artist Series

I’ve been a big fan of Incase products ever since I first started using their Laptop backpack over 10 years ago.  I love the Incase design aesthetic and functionality.  I was very excited to do an artist series with the Incase brand because beyond just digging their products, I have a great history of creative projects with Incase partner and Creative Director, Damon Way.  It has been a pleasure to work with Damon and the entire Incase team in developing the series.  Please check it out for more information.  – Shepard

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Random #10 eZine by John Freeborn

My old friend and skate buddy John Freeborn just published an e-zine with some really great artists. I first met John at Kinko’s making a skate ‘zine in Providence in 93 or 94, so it is cool to see he’s still at it. Check it out. -Shepard

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