Shepard Fairey

Obey to the better
Posted by Ole Wagner—01/2011

Introducing the American artist Shepard Fairey is a bit like explaining whose portrait he famously altered for the "Hope" campaign that was widely used by Barack Obama's supporters in 2008. Since the mid 1980s he has created outstanding (then: street) art that is strong, iconic and expressive. Shepard Fairey is also a thoughtful, committed, and outspoken activist who revives the artistic virtues of standing up for the freedom of speech and fighting for rational and non-corporate ways of dealing with the issue of copyright. Obey the interview we did with him in Los Angeles in late 2010!

Art & Agenda

Posted by Gestalten—09/2014
Explores the current interrelationship between politics, art, and activism.
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Beyond the Street

The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
Posted by Gestalten—12/2013
Definitive book on street art featuring 100 key figures from around the world in their own words and images.
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Young Blood

Art and design exhibition in London
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This group show presents limited-edition works by young burgeoning artists and designers like a.o.

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Kill Pixie and Travis Louie

Exhibition in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This double feature presents works by Australian artist Kill Pixie and American painter Travis Louie.

Kill Pixie (AKA Mark Whalen) began as a graffiti artist on the streets of

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Marije Vogelzang

In the Food for Love
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

Marije Vogelzang is not a food designer. She is a Dutch product designer who graduated from Design Academy Eindhoven and chose to use food as her main material because of her love for it.

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William Hundley

Exhibition in LA
Posted by Gestalten—11/2008

This is multidisciplinary artist William Hundley's first solo show in Los Angeles.

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Recent Book Releases

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Designing News in the issue 219 of étapes.

The Chopper recommended on beSpoke.

The Chopper featured on NPR.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business on AIGA.

The Chopper featured on Selectism.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business reviewed on Boyscout.

Das Craft-Bier Buch featured in the 20/2014 issue of tip Berlin.

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