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—11/2014
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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Moki

Exhibition in Hamburg
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

New works by Hamburg-based artist Moki are shown in this solo exhibition with the strange title Mume.

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Kustaa Saksi

Exhibition in Amsterdam
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

Scandinavian illustrator Kustaa Saksi, who creates retro-futuristic kaleidoscopic landscapes fusing organic shapes with vivacious imagery and vivid colours into radiating new world psychedelia, presen

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Strike a Pose

Eccentric Architecture and Spectacular Spaces
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

Strike a Pose documents a new extroverted architectural language. Manifested in spectacular structures, eccentric forms and vivid colours, this expressive approach goes way beyond conventional stylistic and geographic boundaries.

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Don't Wake Daddy III

Group exhibition in Hamburg
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

Wake Daddy, it's round three for this gathering of young and upcoming international illustrators and artists.

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Recent Book Releases

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The Outsiders recommended on Mint.

I am Dandy in DOVE's December/January issue.

Original Man featured on 20 minutos.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended as a holiday gift on ocelot,.

Alphabetics on Grain Edit. "Each of the alphabet’s twenty-six letters is depicted with an awesome alliteration—not to mention an illuminating illustration—that will captivate and stimulate young minds.

Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended as a holiday gift for fathers in the December issue of Nido.

The Craft and the Makers featured in the December/January issue of AD.

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