Shepard Fairey will have “Peace & Justice Summit” prints available soon.
On sale Thursday, April 26th at 10am PDT HERE.
“I support the Equal Justice Initiative and the National Memorial for Peace and Justice and the Legacy Museum opening in Montgomery, Alabama this week because I think it’s really important to confront the history of racial injustice in America. Please learn more about EJI by visiting eji.org and watch this inside look at the memorial linked below. Thanks for caring!” – Shepard Fairey
“The Wrong Path print is a recognition of the challenges anyone championing environmental responsibility face as well as a comment on the potentially disastrous consequences of the shortsighted policies of Trump’s current administration. The president pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord and appointed Scott Pruitt as head of the Environmental Protection Agency when he had a record of opposing environmental regulation and suing the EPA! We need to consider the consequences of transferring the baggage of irresponsible environmental policies to future generations.” – Shepard
“I’m excited to finally release the NØISE “State Violence State Control” 7” which features covers of two songs that represent our band’s resistance to the attitudes and policies of the current administration. We are proud of how we maintained the spirit of Discharge’s song “State Violence State Control” and Bob Marley’s song “Get Up Stand Up” but also reinterpreted the songs through our own stylistic sensibility. Working on the art for this 7” was a therapeutic way for me to address the current political situation and abuses of power while also nodding to the punk and hardcore music and art that sparked my interest in politics as a teen. I’d like to see more outspoken art and music in response to the state of the nation. If you aren’t already familiar with my band NØISE, comprised of veteran musicians Merritt Lear, John Goff, and Joe Cassidy, visit NoiseProject.com to either download or shop our 12” record featuring songs “Little Lions” and “Automatic.” – Shepard Fairey
“The Noise & Lies print is both a nod to John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth” and my response to the disregard for facts and truth and the assault on the media waged by Donald Trump and members of his administration. Trump has called the media “an enemy of the American people,” a tactic also used to undermine critics and avoid accountability by fascists and dictators including Stalin, Hitler, and Mao. We are in dangerous territory as a nation and society, when lies and chaos from our leaders often go unchecked and the news organizations that do thorough investigation are attacked by the president for reporting the truths they find. You can check out the history of the phrase “an enemy of the people” here and see why language meant to question patriotism and quell dissent is often employed in service of dictatorial aspirations.
A portion of proceeds will benefit Media Matters to support the work they do holding media outlets accountable for untruthful and distorted stories. Honest media matters! Thanks for caring!” – Shepard