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Posts Tagged ‘Andre the Giant’

Maybe Shepard Fairey Obeyed a Little Too Much

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Didja ever wonder where Shepard Fairey comes up with all that kooky street art stuff? According to Mark Vallen, he’s not coming up with it at all. Thanks to the keen eyes over at Design Observer, we came across this incredibly in-depth article at Art for a Change which takes pretty much every poster he’s made over the course of his career and lines it up, side-by-side with the famous propagandist imagery that he’s supposedly ripping off. We’ve heard all this before, of course, but what sets this analysis apart is the searing language (he calls Fairey a plagiarist right there in the title) and the exhaustive research completed by a team of artists and historians.

The only thing missing, of course, is the above comparison, cleverly pastiched together by our panel of experts, who demand that Fairey issue an immediate and effusive apology to Rob Reiner, director of The Princess Bride.

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Shepard Fairey Appearing on Today’s “Design Matters” Live From His Hospital Bed

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We were extremely concerned about recent Splasher Target Shepard Fairey earlier today when we heard he was in the hospital. Was the anti-street art pressure getting to him? Did the Splasher go too far?

Turns out, the Godfather of American Street Art went in for some emergency eye surgery last night, cancelling his appearance on “Design Matters” today. However, we just got word that Fairey was still a bit groggy when the powers that be made that decision, and as soon as he woke up, he demanded that he do the show. So, Fairey joins Debbie Millman today on the final “Design Matters” show of the year, live from his hospital bed. What a way to end the season!

Listen live from 3-4 EST, and remember, it’s a call-in show: 1.866.472.5790 There’s more info about today’s show (and all Design Matters shows) here.