Juxtapoz // Saturday, September 13, 2008
In an ongoing effort to secure Democratic hopeful Barack Obama's presidential bid, Upper Playground and Digital Gravel, the online store for urban apparel brands, have partnered to produce a limited-edition line of Obama t-shirts featuring selective artwork from the Upper Playground x Barack Obama print series. The Upper Playground x Digital Gravel t-shirt collaboration will showcase the sold out poster designs created by The Date Farmers, Munk One (shown,) Sam Flores, Alex Pardee, Grotesk, Morning Breath, and Ron English via Upper Playground. Approximately 300 t-shirts were made for each graphic, and the retail price for each t-shirt is a mere $20. All proceeds from the sales of the t-shirts will go directly towards creating new promotional projects in support of Obama's bid for President up until the election in November, so show your support and hit up DigitalGravel.com now!
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2008
Yes yes ya’ll, the day you’ve been waiting for arrives tomorrow: the opening of Duality of Humanity by Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82) Fairey, the man behind the OBEY/Giant street art campaign and now infamous Obama "Hope/Progress" posters, will open his highly anticipated one-man show of new and recent original works at White Walls and The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, opening tomorrow, September 13th, 2008. This is definitely going to be one of those shows that goes down in history, so make sure to get all info and see some preview pieces over this way...
Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 11, 2008
Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82) the one-man art movement behind the nearly 20 year OBEY/Giant street art campaign and the equally ubiquitous Obama "Hope/Progress" posters, is currently in San Francisco in preparation for his solo show, Duality of Humanity, at White Walls and The Shooting Gallery, opening this Saturday, September 13th. In true Shepard form, this street maverick did what he knows best: got up on the streets. Watch him work his magic in this dope video, and uuh… pardon the SF homeless- they’re friendly (usually!)
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, September 02, 2008
We love how Shepard still keeps it real. Check out this great video from imeem of Shepard Fairy chatting about getting busted in Denver last week. Famous? Yes. Still down with the streets? Same answer.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 26, 2008
In celebration of the Democratic National Convention, The Manifest Hope Gallery in Denver is now open, and internationally known artist Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82) took a minute to explain his work included in the Gallery. Upper Playground along with partners Shepard Fairey, MoveOn.org, and Evolutionary Media Group have partnered to showcase both established and emerging artists and present the most widely recognized pieces seen throughout the 2008 presidential primary campaign, as well as newly commissioned works and previous works on loan from some of the United States’ top artists. Housed within the Andenken Gallery (2990 Larimer St., Denver, CO 80205) and an additional adjacent warehouse, the gallery is open now through Thursday, August 28, 2008 from 10am–5pm daily.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 22, 2008
Yes yes ya’ll, the day you’ve been waiting for is almost here: the opening of Duality of Humanity by Shepard Fairey (Juxtapoz cover #82) Fairey, the one-man art movement behind the nearly 20 year OBEY/Giant street art campaign and the equally ubiquitous Obama "Hope/Progress" posters, will be having a highly anticipated one-man show of new and recent original works at White Walls and The Shooting Gallery in San Francisco, opening September 13th, 2008. This is definitely going to be one of those shows that goes down in history, so make sure to get all info and see four preview pieces right over here…
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Fine artist David Choe (Juxtapoz cover #72) is the latest artist to partner with Upper Playground to produce not one, but two Barack Obama prints. Choe has designed and produced apparel, adidas sneakers, comic books, movie posters, album covers, fine art books and toys, among many other projects. David Choe’s Barack Obama posters are part of an ongoing series from Upper Playground of artist collaborations in support of Barack Obama's presidential campaign. Upper Playground has endorsed Obama's campaign by creating posters featuring artwork from Grotesk, The Date Farmers, Munk One, Ron English, Alex Pardee, Morning Breath, Mac, Sam Flores and Mear One, in addition to printing t-shirts with Shepard Fairey's Obama graphics to help support the campaign. There were only 200 prints made, which are signed and numbered of each design, and each poster retails for $200. The limited-edition 18"x24" prints are available exclusively online: here (poster seen above) and the other (not shown) is available right here. All proceeds from the sales of the posters will go directly to creating more campaign t-shirts, posters, and stickers by other artists in support of Obama's bid for President. Please note: the prints will not ship until October 15, 2008.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, August 19, 2008
100 exclusive framed prints created, signed, and numbered by Shepard Fairey will be available tomorrow, August 20th, at 11am PDT. A series of tees will also accompany this new release. The limited edition art was designed by Shepard Fairey exclusively for Rock the Vote in an effort to rally and encourage young people to show their support this election season. CafePress, the user-generated political t-shirt and gift company, and Rock the Vote have come together to make Shepard Fairey Rock the Vote merchandise available online in their shop. All proceeds from the sale of this art will go directly to Rock the Vote to support voter registration and get out the vote efforts. "I wanted to make art for Rock the Vote because I feel that many young people need to be reminded that voting is a direct and powerful way to express their opinions and shape policy," Fairey said. "Rock the Vote reaches out to younger voters who often have progressive views, but fail to turn up at the polls. I wanted to do anything I could to help Rock the Vote encourage a powerful group of potential voters to participate in democracy." Word, Shepard. Word.
Juxtapoz // Friday, August 01, 2008
Shepard Fairey and legendary photographer Glen E Friedman got together with Public Enemy to create this seriously ill print, reflecting the look and culture of early hip-hop with a uniquely Shepard-eque look. “Public Enemy is my favorite, and in my opinion, the most important hip-hop group of all time,” writes Shepard Fairey on his website. “I am incredibly honored to be able to bring Public Enemy, Glen E Friedman, and Obey together for this collaboration. The print is signed by me, Chuck D, and Glen E Friedman.” Shepard’s Public Enemy print drops the first week of August. Keep a look out on obeygiant.com for details and make sure to take a peek at Obey Clothing’s corresponding Public Enemy clothing collection while you’re there!
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Shepard Fairey and Public Enemy fans rejoice: Obey Clothing has dropped a new collection featuring the iconographic rap group depicted in Fairey’s signature style. “Public Enemy is my favorite, and in my opinion, the most important hip-hop group of all time,” writes Shepard Fairey on his website, where he introduces the new clothing collaboration between Public Enemy, Glen E Friedman, and Obey. “The Obey Clothing collection is designed to reflect the image and style of early Public Enemy and Hip-Hop.” A print, signed by Fairey, Chuck D, and Glen E Friedman, is also set to drop the first week of August. Stay tuned for details on that. But in the meantime, cop some new fits at obeygiant.com/clothing