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"Print & Destroy" Print By Shepard Fairey

Street Art great Shepard Fairey will be releasing his new open edition print called “Print & Destroy”. This offset lithograph will be on cream speckletone paper and measuring 24 x 36 inches. The print will be signed. Retail will be $35 and available on Thursday, May 23rd @ 10 AM PDT

Link -  store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints.

The title “Print & Destroy” is a nod to the phrase “Skate and Destroy” coined by C.R. Stecyk. Street art and skateboarding share a lot of the same rebellious energy.

I’m a product of the era of mass production, and the mass culture printing has created. I can’t imagine my art practice without the influence of, and the use of, printing. Some of my biggest art influences were not paintings but printed things like album covers, skateboard graphics, punk flyers, and t-shirt designs.

The printing press began the democratization of art, and I have used printed posters to spread my artwork and messages in public spaces as well as keep my art affordable by printing multiples.

I believe in art as a part of public dialogue, and my Obey Giant street art campaign aspires to arrest visually and provoke intellectually by using printed posters in competition with commercial advertising.

Some people say print will be wiped out by digital media, but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of a print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters.
- Shepard Fairey

- JM

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Hello My Name Is - New Shepard Fairey Print

Tomorrow at 10am PDT, Shepard Fairey will be releasing his new print called “Hello My Name Is”. Retail $45usd Website Shoop Link - https://store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints

Edition 550

Size 18 x 24

Silkscreen On Cream Speckletone Paper

The “Hello My Name Is” paste-up in this print is one of those 11x17 copies and was inspired by the pervasive use of “Hello My Name Is” stickers with tags on them by graffiti writers. I loved all the graffiti and stickers in NYC, so this paste-up was a tribute to that world and one of my last images using the O.G. Giant face as I was transitioning to the Icon Face and Star as my main iconography. I threw a couple of other early images of mine in for extra texture and flavor. - Shepard⁣

- JM

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