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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ContainerPLUS

Biscuit tin design
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

If you know one of those poor persons who share their birthday with Jesus, here is the perfect gift for them.

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Alice Gallery

Group exhibition in Brussels
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

This show features three dutch artists - Boris Tellegen, Henny Overbeek, Simon Schrikker - who have met each other during the nineties.

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Flatstation presents

Social design project in Amsterdam
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

Tunc Topcuoglu is the first turkish 'social designer'.

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B.A.S.

Final presentation in Berlin
Posted by Gestalten—12/2008

Five Dutch graphic designers have moved their studio temporarily to Berlin.They have worked by the name B.A.S.

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Recent Book Releases

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Das Craft-Bier Buch recommended in the September issue of EssPress.

Berlin Wonderland featured on Fine Fine Books.

I am Dandy recommended in Elle Decoration's January 2015 issue.

Original Man on AnOther.

The Monocle Guide to Good Business featured on Trendland. "True to Monocle’s house style the book is immaculately curated with a
perfect balance of writing, photos and illustrations all elegantly
design and printed on high-quality stock. And if reading this book
results in a loved one starting their dream business or enjoying more
their current job, then that’s a damn good Christmas present."

The Chopper reviewed on Actitudes Magazine.

The Craft and the Makers recommended on Glass is more!.

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