Archive for Shepard Fairey

Street Art Fun on 14th Street

Posted in Street Art with tags , , on July 27, 2009 by Kent

Stickers on Street SignThese stickers were two of many I’ve found along the 14th street corridor lately. I know the one is by Shepard Fairey, but am unfamiliar with the second.

Andre the Giant Has A Posse

Posted in Street Art with tags , , on July 21, 2009 by Kent

Last weekend I saw this Shepard Fairey Sticker all over the place on 14th street between the blocks of P anc U Streets.Shepard Fairey Sticker

Fairey’s Mr. Spray

Posted in Street Art with tags , , on July 13, 2009 by Kent

Obey spray canWhile walking down 14th Street yesterday from P to U Streets, I noticed a lot of Shepard Fairey has recently popped up. Mostly stickers on the back of signs.

I’ll share them over the next couple of days. Here is Mr. Spray (click here for larger, cleaner version).

I thought it was particularly interesting that I noticed so much of Fairey’s ‘art’ was recently added to 14th Street considering that he recently plead guilty to graffiti in Boston. You can read Tina Kells article about that here.

As you can see from the image below, these stickers are fairly small. Many of them are a bit high too, so if you aren’t paying attention you’ll likely miss them.
Sign with Mr. Spray


Mutual Aid is Fading

Posted in Street Art with tags , , on June 26, 2009 by Kent

Mutual AidI’ve known about this Shepard Fairey-like poster for a while, and It’s interesting how it is slowly disintegrating. Its located a Sherman Avenue and V Street. The Obama Hope image inspired a number of knock-offs, this being one of them.

To see what it looked like back when all the parts were still intact, Michael Loadenthal was kind enough to let me use his image below, which was photographed in January of 2009. You can see how ephemeral this art can be.

Obama's Hope --> Kropotkin's Mutual Aid #1

The image is actually more straight forward than most people probably realize. The portrait is of Peter Kropotkin (1842 – 1921), and it references his most famous book, Mutual Aid, which maintains that cooperation within a species has been a historical factor in the development of social institutions and in fact, that the avoidance of competition greatly increases the chances of survival and raises the quality of life. You can read more about him and his work here>>

Shepard Fairey Collage

Posted in Street Art with tags , on June 18, 2009 by Kent

Here’s the central part of a Shepard Fairey collage in the alley next to Logan Hardware. The ends of the collage are capped of with Rose Girl on the right and Toxicity Inspector on the left.
Shepard Fairey collageYou can get an idea of how large it is with the view below.
Shepard Fairey collage 2

Shepard Fairey: Toxicity Inspector

Posted in Shaw, Street Art with tags , , on June 11, 2009 by Kent

I found this Fairey deep in an alley off of P Street near 14th Street.Shepard Fairey: Toxicity Inspector

Shepard Fairey: Duality of Humanity 2

Posted in Art & Architecture, Street Art with tags , on June 5, 2009 by Kent

I found this larger than life size version of Duality of Humanity 2 off of the 14th Street corridor over a week ago.Shepard Fairey: Duality of Humanity 2