Two Crowd-Sourced Contests

Complete an Iron Man comic or help Shepard Fairey liven up LA schools

One surefire way to inject some inspiration into a project is by opening up the objective to the world at large. We were pleased to see crowd-sourcing contests by two very different artistic enterprises—Marvel Comics and Shepard Fairey for the LA Fund—tasking illustrators and students to get in on the action. Whether it’s determining the fate of an action hero or livening up the streets …

Obey Awareness

Shepard Fairey teams up with Surfrider to promote coastal preservation

To celebrate their 25th year working in coastal conservation, The Surfrider Foundation selected Shepard Fairey as one of 25 artists commissioned to illustrate the world’s most notorious surf breaks through art pieces. Working with photographer Tom Servais, the two produced a fine art illustration of the Jaws wave, a big wave break found in Maui, HI. Appropriately nicknamed, waves can reach heights up to120 feet …

May Day

Shepard Fairey's continuing crusade closes out a street art institution

With new murals in downtown Manhattan and the Bronx, a pop-up store in the works, a project with City Kids, and new limited edition prints, the events surrounding Shepard Fairey’s upcoming solo show “May Day” almost amount to more of a city-wide residency. But the internationally-acclaimed artist, whose last major exhibit was a touring museum retrospective and whose Obama poster was one of the most …