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i got about halfway through that article and realized that although i don't care for what fairey does at all, the author of the article clearly doesn't know what he's talking about. the examples he provides further that fact.

 

way to make yourself look like a douchebag.

 

Yea, that guy deserves to be backhanded.

 

What a retarded crock of shit that whole article is :lol:

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This guy Shepard Fairey is a sucker. Period. Maybe he was cool at one time when he was DIY, but now he's just another shitty pop icon.

 

End of story.

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I hope Shephard Fairey continues making bank by ripping off other people's stuff, more and more blatantly each time, because it's amusing how angry people get.

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Earl

 

I hear you on that man.

 

For me it was seeing Ozzy's fat fuck son decked out in OBEY everything.

 

i remember going into urban outfitter's with a girlfriend, and seeing his shirts in there. i kind of stopped and took a double take, then said to her "what the fuck!"

 

it really was a grass roots thing when he was doing it in providence. he had this space, with a ramp in it, plus all his screens for printing and what not. he did giant skateboards, and t-shirts that bit, yes bit, on other logos from that time. i had no problem with that, and thought it was funny. but then he moved to L.A. and i don't know what happened. within a year or two i'm seeing shit pop up in urban outfitters. i mean, props to the guy for making money, but he killed a good thing if you ask me.

 

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I stand by my sucker statement in that-

 

-He sucks

 

-And he thinks he's doing something rebellious.

 

There are plenty of rich and famous suckers, BTW.

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I'm sure he was a nice guy and humble when he was coming up. Actually, I know someone who went to RISD around the time he was going there, and that's the story I got.

 

However, I hear that he's got a reputation for getting pissed when graffiti writers do their thing near him because...well, I really don't know, and neither do they. This has been told to me by different people in different cities, but since I have never met the guy I can't vouch for this.

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He didn't kill a good thing, it was never good to begin with. Don't feel bad though it's just the same as being embarrassed about the bands you used to like.

 

hahahah, good point!

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Shepard was cool in the old days. When I was a kid, he gave me a job cutting out sheets of stickers and cleaning screens and shit. I would show up when I felt like it, and then either work or skate the mini ramp and listen to husker du records. He would put up with my stupid fifteen year old questions, and he introduced me to a lot of amazing artists. He's worked really, really hard to get where he has gotten, so I give him credit for that. But the whole obey thing jumped the shark a looong time ago, long before I saw the first issue of Swindle and said "they want HOW much?!!?"

 

On the other hand, If Shepard dug up Andre the Giant's corpse and started sucking it's dick, it still wouldn't be nearly as gay as VICE. So I guess the whole thing is a draw.

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its a really strong photo, but if swindle was using it to make any kind of statement its ruined by the context. the vice caption says the kid is being arrested at a Warped Tour concert for drunkenly groping girls.

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what sucks about shepard fairey is that he blatantly plagarizes artwork that is in the public domain and copyrights it as his own. personally, i dont give a shit about what he does, in fact more power to him, make that money. its just ridiculous that all he does is slightly alter someone elses art and pass it off as his own. itd be one thing if he just took it and made a shirt, but taking that shit and copyrighting someone elses creation is too far. every single one of you would be pissed if someone straight bit a letter off your style and then went so far as to say it was their own, prolly pissed enough to fight a motherfucker. just my 2 cents.

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He's worked really, really hard to get where he has gotten, so I give him credit for that. But the whole obey thing jumped the shark a looong time ago, long before I saw the first issue of Swindle and said "they want HOW much?!!?"

 

i think the best thing about this, was growing up with it. i remember when the stickers started going every where. then after a few years, friends would come back from other parts of the country saying "holyshit, i saw a fucking andre sticker in nebraska!" i definitely give him credit for what he's done with everything, and how far he's taking himself. i'll even go as far to say i like the stuff he's doing now. i don't really care if he's taking photos and reproducing them with silkscreens. people are saying he's taking other people's art, and blatantly ripping it off and making it his. other than photos, can you give an example of this?

 

On the other hand, If Shepard dug up Andre the Giant's corpse and started sucking it's dick, it still wouldn't be nearly as gay as VICE. So I guess the whole thing is a draw.

 

CO-SIGNED. fuck vice magazine. that shit should be recycled and used as tampons for aids patients!

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Never gave a shit about shepard. SHEPARD? FAIREY? Really? WTF PARENTS?



 

 

Oh and this:

 

GONZO247, yes. Fairey, No.

 

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Painted by: GONZO247, Christian Azul, Mr. Bristle & Reginald Adams.

 

Artwork by: Shepard Fairey

Alabama @ Travis, Houston Texas

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