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ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO GRANT CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER...

obeygiant.com April 18, 2016
ASK PRESIDENT OBAMA TO GRANT CLEMENCY FOR LEONARD PELTIER TODAY!

I have worked with a few Native American rights and advocacy groups over the years to combat, and raise awareness about; the pervasive injustice Native... [Read more]

BERNIE 2016: ART OF POLITICAL REVOLUTION OPENS IN NYC 4/16!

obeygiant.com April 13, 2016
BERNIE 2016: ART OF POLITICAL REVOLUTION OPENS IN NYC 4/16!

“You have my promise that as President, I will be an arts President. I will continue to advocate strongly for robust funding of the arts in our cities,... [Read more]

President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

obeygiant.com February 29, 2016
President Obama’s Supreme Court Nomination

A lot of people might not understand how important the political perspective of the Supreme Court justices is because they have their appointments for life.... [Read more]

BERNIE SANDERS SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW!

obeygiant.com February 17, 2016
BERNIE SANDERS SHIRTS AVAILABLE NOW!

Bernie Sanders is the real deal and I feel it’s important for me to voice my support for his bid for President. I think he’s the candidate who will look out... [Read more]

Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

obeygiant.com February 10, 2016
Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Clean Power Plan

I’m devastated that the Supreme Court put President Obama’s Clean Power Plan on hold. In theory, the role of the Supreme Court is to act as a non-partisan... [Read more]

“Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk” Two...

obeygiant.com February  6, 2016
“Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk” Two Part Exhibition!

Excited to be a part of “Hey! Ho! Let’s Go: Ramones and the Birth of Punk” two-part exhibition! Check out the New York Times article on the show HERE!... [Read more]

SHEPARD SUPPORTS BERNIE SANDERS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

obeygiant.com February  5, 2016
SHEPARD SUPPORTS BERNIE SANDERS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM

Check out the following article by Clark Mindock, via International Business Times, on why Shepard supports Bernie Sanders and the necessity of campaign... [Read more]

Anti-Immigration: Emotion Vs. Fact

obeygiant.com February  1, 2016
Anti-Immigration: Emotion Vs. Fact

Immigration is a hot-button issue, but I feel that much of the anti-immigration sentiment is driven by emotion more than fact. In this Zeitguide piece, Brad... [Read more]

FEEL THE BERN WITH THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!

obeygiant.com January 28, 2016
FEEL THE BERN WITH THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS!

“I’m supporting Bernie Sanders for President because I think that he’s the candidate most likely to work for the needs of normal people, not the wealthy and... [Read more]

BERNIE SANDERS HAS A POSSE

obeygiant.com December 31, 2015
BERNIE SANDERS HAS A POSSE

I’m supporting Bernie Sanders for President because I think that he’s the candidate most likely to work for the needs of normal people, not the wealthy and... [Read more]

#IFIGHTFOR CAMPAIGN X CREED

obeygiant.com December  9, 2015
#IFIGHTFOR CAMPAIGN X CREED

My studio, Studio Number One, worked on this #IFIGHTFOR campaign which is a cool hybrid of a social justice campaign with art and marketing, for the film... [Read more]

#IFIGHTFOR CAMPAIGN X CREED

obeygiant.com December  9, 2015
#IFIGHTFOR CAMPAIGN X CREED

My studio, Studio Number One, worked on this #IFIGHTFOR campaign which is a cool hybrid of a social justice campaign with art and marketing, for the film... [Read more]

REJECT FASCISM IN AMERICA: PETITION DONALD TRUMP NOW!

obeygiant.com December  8, 2015
REJECT FASCISM IN AMERICA: PETITION DONALD TRUMP NOW!

There are millions of peaceful Muslims in America and around the world who deplore Islamic extremist violence as much as Christians deplore Christian... [Read more]

REJECT FASCISM IN AMERICA: PETITION DONALD TRUMP NOW!

obeygiant.com December  8, 2015
REJECT FASCISM IN AMERICA: PETITION DONALD TRUMP NOW!

There are millions of peaceful Muslims in America and around the world who deplore Islamic extremist violence as much as Christians deplore Christian... [Read more]

WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE IN CUBA

obeygiant.com November 30, 2015
WITNESS AGAINST TORTURE IN CUBA

I have been opposed to the Guantanamo Bay detention camp since it opened because I think all human beings have the right to the same due process of law... [Read more]

Open Source Project X Philadelphia

obeygiant.com October 12, 2015
Open Source Project X Philadelphia

I was invited by my friend, curator, and frequent collaborator, Pedro Alonzo to be part of the Open Source project he put together with the Philadelphia... [Read more]

Shepard Talks Sharpening His Focus & Solo Exhibition

obeygiant.com October  9, 2015
Shepard Talks Sharpening His Focus & Solo Exhibition

Click below to read Shepard’s extensive interview with 1xRun on sharpening his focus and his recent solo exhibition. Shepard Fairey Talks Sharpening His... [Read more]

STOP POLICE TERROR NOW!

obeygiant.com October  6, 2015
STOP POLICE TERROR NOW!

Catching the police killings of many unarmed people on camera over the last couple of years has raised awareness about the pattern of excessive force by the... [Read more]

SHEPARD FAIREY: A STEADY DRUMBEAT INSIDE AND OUT

obeygiant.com September 28, 2015
SHEPARD FAIREY: A STEADY DRUMBEAT INSIDE AND OUT

Check out this great deconstruction of Shepard’s recent New Jersey mural via Brooklyn Street Art. In addition to detailed shots of the mural, the article... [Read more]

Stencils for Bernie

stencilarchive.org September 26, 2015
Stencils for Bernie

Make Stencils Stencils for Bernie: The campaign to elect Bernie Sanders as President of the United States in 2016 is a true grass-roots movement.  In... [Read more]

Connecting street and studio

blog.vandalog.com September 24, 2015
Connecting street and studio

One of the most common questions I get from people outside of the street art world is some variation on “How do street artists show in galleries?” My... [Read more]

New Interview with BlackBOOK on Art and Corruption

obeygiant.com September 15, 2015
New Interview with BlackBOOK on Art and Corruption

Check out this interview I did with BlackBook on art and power abuse, and the upcoming show at Jacob Lewis Gallery in New York. The show opens this... [Read more]

The Great Indoors

marklyken.com September  7, 2015
The Great Indoors

So it’s now early September and Emma and I are just back from taking a week out from our current projects to rehearse and install our “The Terrestrial Sea”... [Read more]

The Great Indoors

lykenlove.wordpress.com September  7, 2015
The Great Indoors

So it’s now early September and Emma and I are just back from taking a week out from our current projects to rehearse and install our “The Terrestrial Sea”... [Read more]

An Italian in the Big Shiny Apple

blog.vandalog.com August 30, 2015
An Italian in the Big Shiny Apple

1 Gram by Nemo’s. Photo by Jaime Rojo. Two of the most provocative murals painted in New York this summer come from Nemo’s, an Italian street artist on... [Read more]

Hanksy paints a piece of shit in New York City, USA

streetartnews.net August 27, 2015
Hanksy paints a piece of shit in New York City, USA

Hanksy and his sense of humor are back in New York City! After a few hours of work, the artist just finished working on a brilliant piece of shit which will... [Read more]

Ben Eine is "Charming" in Laguna Beach, USA

streetartnews.net August 24, 2015
Ben Eine is "Charming" in Laguna Beach, USA

As Ben Eine's "Great Western" show wraps up in Chicago this week he's been busy on the west coast working on a new piece in Laguna Beach.The British street... [Read more]

"Ars et Scientia" : New mural in Boston for Northeastern...

mac-arte.blogspot.fr August 18, 2015
"Ars et Scientia" : New mural in Boston for Northeastern University

These are photos of my most recent public mural, "Ars et Scientia". The mural was commissioned by Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. “Ars et... [Read more]

The Origin and Current State of Borf

stencilarchive.org August 17, 2015
The Origin and Current State of Borf

News Articles 10 years after his graffiti campaign, the artist known as Borf paints a new lifeBy Rachel Manteuffel :: August 13 (Original Washington... [Read more]

Now Experts Are Issuing Warnings About Sunburn Art

stencilarchive.org July 20, 2015
Now Experts Are Issuing Warnings About Sunburn Art

News Articles Now Experts Are Issuing Warnings About Sunburn Art By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) —... [Read more]

From my senior year in college, very inspired by Hopper....

elbowtoe.tumblr.com July  7, 2015
From my senior year in college, very inspired by Hopper. A...

From my senior year in college, very inspired by Hopper. A series of industrial landscapes from Jersey City. Again, at my mom’s house. [Read more]

Post 4th of July Reflection

obeygiant.com July  6, 2015
Post 4th of July Reflection

I did a good bit of reading of American political speeches over the weekend from Thomas Payne to the present. I never intend to embark on a civics lecture,... [Read more]

Oscillon Response. Setting the Scene.

lykenlove.wordpress.com June 17, 2015
Oscillon Response. Setting the Scene.

So now the dust has settled on our “HAME” residency and installation with the lovelies at The Stove Network. Myself and regular collaborator Emma Dove have... [Read more]

Oscillon Response. Calibrating.

marklyken.com June 17, 2015
Oscillon Response. Calibrating.

So now the dust has settled on our “HAME” residency and installation with the lovelies at The Stove Network, myself and regular collaborator Emma Dove have... [Read more]

Thank you Pratt Institute!

obeygiant.com May 15, 2015
Thank you Pratt Institute!

Thank you Pratt Institute and president of Pratt, Thomas F. Schutte for presenting me with this honorary doctorate. I’m humbled and appreciative of this... [Read more]

Ginger. She had no idea what was on Vice. I don’t think...

elbowtoe.tumblr.com April 30, 2015
Ginger. She had no idea what was on Vice. I don’t think...

Ginger. She had no idea what was on Vice. I don’t think she would have slept so well. Pulled the image from @kondoit8 ’s Facebook. Gracious host and great... [Read more]

Mysterious death of Freddie Gray / police brutality

obeygiant.com April 28, 2015
Mysterious death of Freddie Gray / police brutality

If you’ve been following what is going on in Baltimore, you know that there have been protests and unrest in response to Freddie Gray’s mysterious death as a... [Read more]

Call For Canadian Artists: Create a Mobile Music Video...

streetartnews.net April 27, 2015
Call For Canadian Artists: Create a Mobile Music Video For Fido and Keys N Krates

This summer, Fido is inspiring Canadian artists and innovators to embrace vibrant art and culture in their community. As the people at the heart of Canada’s... [Read more]

A bucket of black paint in the heart of Mexico

blog.vandalog.com April  2, 2015
A bucket of black paint in the heart of Mexico

Censored mural by Ericailcane. Photo by RexisteMX. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from the anonymous artist/activist collective RexisteMX. I want to... [Read more]

Dead Drops 2015!

deaddrops.com March 19, 2015
Dead Drops 2015!

In the past two months there has been again a lot of international press about DeadDrops. The DeadDrops project is running since November 2010, for four and... [Read more]

Grammarians are Pissed (Quito, EC)

stencilarchive.org March  8, 2015
Grammarians are Pissed (Quito, EC)

News Articles Ecuador's radical grammar pedants on a mission to correctly punctuate graffiti (Eduardo Varas in Quito and Jonathan Watts, The Guardian... [Read more]

Take action against the Senate’s treacherous Keystone XL...

obeygiant.com February  2, 2015
Take action against the Senate’s treacherous Keystone XL pipeline approval now!

I know I sound like a broken record, but until there is campaign finance reform, many members of congress will put the interests of their most powerful... [Read more]

The Real Threat Hillary Clinton

vimeo.com April  4, 2016

A Free Humanity mini Documentary The real threat from the 1% is not #DonaldTrump it is #HillaryClinton - #SuperWallMartWoman #WorkMoreForLess - Hillary... [Read more]

Lawrence Lessig 2016

obeygiant.com August 24, 2015

I REALLY like Bernie Sanders as a presidential candidate. He is a champion of many social justice and progressive issues I care about. Bernie Sanders has a... [Read more]

Diplomacy VS War

obeygiant.com August 14, 2015

I believe in Brave New Films mission, so much, that I’m actually a board member. Brave New Films promotes peace and justice by researching and presenting... [Read more]

Art and Gentrification: Everything Must Go....

stencilarchive.org August  2, 2015

Historical Item [From Stencil Archive: At what point is public art part of the problem of gentrification? When is corporate manipulation and intrusion... [Read more]

Just a Cool Thing

madstreetart.blogspot.com July 30, 2015

Gettin' political up in here. Been seeing these all over the place lately - obvs someone supporting Walker's bid for president on an absurdist platform. [Read more]

Art, Music, Politics with Chuck D & Shepard Fairey SXSW 2015

obeygiant.com July 21, 2015

“Art and music should be about empowerment; once you’ve created a means to communicate, you shouldn’t squander that with stuff that is meaningless, you... [Read more]

GIVING UP ON PRESIDENT OBAMA

obeygiant.com June 16, 2015

Included below is an e-mail exchange between Mr. Bradley Carlson of Miami, Florida.  Mr. Carlson reached out to Shepard to share his viewpoints and concern... [Read more]

Why Elizabeth Warren Needs to Run for President

obeygiant.com April 29, 2015

Lawrence Lessig has been a friend and inspiration for several years. I read his book “Remix” and I was fascinated to read his case for cultural richness and... [Read more]