Shepard Fairey

Eight design responses to a turbulent political climate

The past year has seen more and more designers responding to shifts in the political landscape, from the Brexit vote to the election of Donald Trump. …

Graphic Design

London’s Street Art Fair Moniker Broke Records on Its Opening Night

Art Fairs<p>Works start at just £25 and with the fair’s track record, odds are they’ll soon be worth a lot more.<p>,<p>Climbing the steps to the top floor of …

Street Art

Culture News: Hari’s Problem with Apu, Penguin Scoops up Sasquatch Books, and Amplifier’s New Art Space Opens

Also: Some special anniversaries. by Amber Cortes"I should be completely happy, but there's still one man who haunts me: Apu Nahasapeemapetilon" …

Seattle

Street Smart About Street Art

Here's an important lesson for copyright lawyers (and their clients).

Street Art

An Obama Alum And A Trump Voter Started A Discussion On Facebook. It Didn't Go How You'd Expect.

Judging by Facebook, Kevin T. and I could not be more different. My Facebook photo is Shepard Fairey’s “Greater Than Fear” print of a Muslim woman wearing a burka that is made of the American flag. I also have two degrees in English literature from an Ivy League university, graduated from law …

Amanda de Cadenet, Shepard Fairey Fete "#Girlgaze: Uncensored" Exhibition

"We need to stop being precious about what it means to be a feminist," said de Cadenet.<p>Last year, multi-hyphenate Amanda de Cadenet founded digital …

American Culture

72andSunny Made a Funky New Logo for L.A.’s Creative Culture and Businesses

A flashy new campaign is celebrating the creative spirit of Los Angeles and promoting its local industry, with support from a range of the city’s …

Advertising Industry

Shepard Fairey's towering mural rises in Costa Mesa

Mayor Katrina Foley seemed awestruck as she looked up at a mural being painted in Costa Mesa.<p>“I’m just overwhelmed,” she said Thursday. “I really am.”<p>Designed by street artist Shepard Fairey — best known for his Obey art campaign and clothing line, and for designing the Obama “Hope” poster — the …

Street Art

Highlights of Artprice's Contemporary Art Market Report 2017

September 28, 2017<p>A philosophy graduate interested in theory, politics and art. Alias of Jelena Martinović.<p>As the art world prepares for <b>Frieze Art</b> …

Art

Back to School With Banksy, Fairey and Generation Z

School's<p>back.<p>I'm a teacher. And I'm a partner at an advertising agency. I've got one foot in the classroom and the other in the agency (or, in our …

Advertising Industry

Photographer Arlene Mejorado Gives the Camera the Angeleno Aesthetic

Photographer Arlene Mejorado is a passionate observer with a dignified eye.<p>The 29-year-old creates crafted narratives framed by her experience as a …

Los Angeles

A street art museum opens in Berlin

Is street art still street art if it’s not on the street?<p>Berlin’s new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art is positioning itself as a cultural institution for the subversive set, featuring the work of more than 130 street artists including Shepard Fairey, Herakut, and 1010. That’s right, it’s a …

Street Art

Boom! goes the dynamite – Vhils sees his name up in…gunpowder

In the world of street art Banksy may be king, but Portuguese visual artist Alexandre Farto is also making a big noise, a very big noise.<p>His technique is explosive, using gunpowder to engrave walls under his nom de guerre, Vhils. He has put on exhibitions in Macao and Beijing, is organising the …

Street Art

Obama 'Hope' artist Shepard Fairey on the power of the peace sign

<b>(CNN) —</b> The peace sign has long been an important image and symbol for me, not just because I am pro-harmony and anti-war, but because it is the graphic icon that taught me the power of an easily recognized and reproduced symbol.<p>As a rebellious teen in the '80s, I embraced the peace sign as an …

Activism

Barack Obama is campaigning for Germany's Angela Merkel—well, his face is anyway

Barack Obama as good as admitted, back in December, that he missed the campaign trail, when he told his formed aide David Axelrod in an interview …

Angela Merkel

OBEY’s founder on how to make an image the whole world sees

The artist and skate punk behind the viral Barack Obama ‘Hope’ poster shares his tips<p>8September 2017<p>As the creative force behind the Barack Obama “Hope” poster, Shepard Fairey is, to put it frankly, single-handedly responsible for one of the most iconic political images in modern history. …

Street Art

Fanatics! Rice Is Nice, Devo and Oh Sees Make This Show a Keeper

<i>[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW.</i> Visit KCRW.com for more …

Los Angeles

Group says it hung 4,000 anti-Trump posters in D.C.

<b>UPDATE, 6:09 p.m.:</b><p>A spokesman for the D.C. Department of Public Works said any organization hanging posters in the city must first apply for a permit, and DPW employees would be instructed to remove them.<p>“In this instance, we are not aware of any organization applying for the permit before hanging …

Posters

Hulu announces premiere dates for Dana Carvey and Shepard Fairey documentaries

Netflix seems to have a good grip on original streaming documentaries about murder, so Hulu is taking a different route to bolster its own …

Comedy

Arcade Game Sofas Are Made for Retro Relaxation

From time to time, some sort of nerdy product circulates on the internet and we’re forced to rethink our personal budgets in order to own that bit of …

Gaming

The platinum brilliance of Debbie Harry

It's been more than 40 years since Blondie first appeared on the New York punk rock scene, but when she sings, it's the 1970s all over again

Debbie Harry

Fanatics! My Guest on This Week's Show Is the One and Only Shepard Fairey

<i>[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW.</i> Visit KCRW.com for more …

Los Angeles

Graffiti mastermind Shepard Fairey just unveiled a new mural in NYC

A post shared by Shepard Fairey (@obeygiant) on Aug 24, 2017 at 10:24am PDT<p>An amazing new mural is in town. The facade of Saxon + Parole has been …

Fanatics! We Just Confirmed Shepard Fairey Will Be on the Show Next Month

<i>[Every Sunday from 8 to 10 p.m., Henry Rollins brings an exclusive mix of songs old and new to listeners at 89.9 FM, KCRW.</i> Visit KCRW.com for more …

Los Angeles

Skateboards, LSD and other rad stuff: the Design Museum’s ‘California’ exhibition

You might associate California with things like Hollywood, botox and hydroponic weed cultivation – but it also has a rich design history. The Design …

London

Kanye's 'TLOP' Tour Merch Just Received a Major Nomination for World's Best Design

Kanye West's <i>The Life of Pablo</i> merchandise has been nominated for the Beazley Design of the Year award. The Design Museum in London announced the full …

Music

CongratulYetions : Kanye’s ‘The Life Of Pablo’ Tour Merch Receives Nomination For World’s Best Design

Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images<p>Kanye’s Tour Merch Has Been Nominated For A Big Award<p>Kanye West’s merch pop-up shops for his Saint Pablo Tour …

Kanye West

How 21 Show at Shepard Fairey's SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS Celebrated Past in the Present

<i>“Solitude is the most profound state, only man knows he is alone.”</i> – Octavio Paz <i><br>“They don’t have guillotines in Sicily.“</i> – Gabriel Garcia Marquez <br>I …

City of Detroit's new street-art initiative hires artists to fight blight

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>A village in Taiwan was set for destruction until one of its residents painted beautiful murals everywhere.<p>A new breed of “welcome …

Street Art