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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shepard Fairey. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shepard Fairey, often where they are interviewed.

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24 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Shepard Fairey. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Shepard Fairey, often where they are interviewed.

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Paul Banks (Interpol, Muzz) with Shepard Fairey (Obey)

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For this week's show, we paired two game-changing artists working in different mediums who are obsessed with each other's output: musician Paul Banks (Interpol, Muzz) and visual artist/designer Shepard Fairey (Obey).


Originally aired as part of our Talkhouse Podcast Live On Insta series, their talk takes in a lot, including the evolution of their art; the thrills and intricacies of collaborating; the direct and passive political work they're involved in; and, of course, Paul's new Muzz LP!


Check it out, and subscribe now to stay in the loop on future episodes of the Talkhouse Podcast, including Bob Mould with Bully's Alicia Bognanno, Deerhoof with Wadada Leo Smith, and Mac DeMarco with Dayglow. Follow @talkhouse across socials to catch upcoming installments of Talkhouse Podcast Live On Insta.


—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer


Our producer is Mark Yoshizumi.

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Sep 10 2020 · 48mins
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Crit Clash: Shepard Fairey

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Art Prof Clara Lieu and Art Prof Teaching Artist Jordan McCracken-Foster critique Shepard Fairey's artwork. Watch on the Art Prof YouTube. In "Crit Clash," we assign a point of view to each artist for the purposes of this debate. In this case, Jordan is arguing for Fairey while Eloise is arguing against Fairey. These views are not necessarily what Eloise and Jordan think in real life by the way, so you might see them making statements they wouldn't normally make!

Jul 14 2020 · 33mins

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Responsibility Over Reactionary: Shepard Fairey's Formula for Disrupting Authority

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Shepard' Fairey's art lives in between average, everyday authority and messaging to construct a third narrative that ignites movements. In the mid-2000s, Shepard began to create works that added to the voice of opposition to the current Bush administration in the United States, but also works that uplifted the profile of a public figure he believed to hold and represent the values that would positively impact the nation.

Shepard's "HOPE" poster would help pivot Barack Obama's 2008 campaign for U.S. Presidency as a progressive, people-driven movement that could bring the United States into a new era of social change. Listen as the creator of OBEY streetwear brand talks about how skate and punk culture influenced his purpose as an artist and the rise of the HOPE poster. Most recently, Shepard collaborated with artist Sandra Chevrier for The LINE Hotel to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment. The mural created by the two artists merges their respective styles into a bold collage to celebrate women empowerment. 

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Mar 13 2020 · 11mins

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Shepard Fairey launches Velvet Starlings and The Tenth DOUBLE LAUNCH

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Fine artist, activist, DJ and virtuoso music lover Shepard Fairey is the latest guest on LaunchLeft. Ever generous and original, Shepard chose to launch 2 bands for his episode! The conversation delves into his artistic process and how it all relates back to music, how Z-Trip insisted he become a DJ plus we learn of his love for Velvet Starlings and The Tenth and so much more.

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Jan 28 2020 · 56mins
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Shepard Fairey of Obey Giant

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Shepard Fairey is celebrating 30 years of being a groundbreaking and influential artist, designer and activist. He started his company Obey Giant with a sticker and he’s turned it into an empire, including but not limited to his fine art, murals all over the world, the Obey Clothing line, his design and branding company Studio Number One and an art gallery called Subliminal Projects. You can watch the 2017 documentary Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey, pick up his books Supply and Demand and Covert to Overt, and if you’re in LA you can visit the exhibition celebrating three decades of Shepard’s art - it just opened at Over the Influence Gallery and is up until December 29th 2019.

In this conversation Shepard shares some of the wisdom he’s gained over 30 years as an artist, including kept going when things got tough, how he infuses his ideals and values into his art and why he thinks that it’s important to pursue a creative practice. I spoke with Shepard at Obey Giant HQ in Los Angeles, CA.

Shepard Fairey is celebrating 30 years of being a groundbreaking and influential artist, designer and activist. He started his company Obey Giant with a sticker and he’s turned it into an empire, including but not limited to his fine art, murals all over the world, the Obey Clothing line, his design and branding company Studio Number One and an art gallery called Subliminal Projects. You can watch the 2017 documentary Obey Giant: The Art and Dissent of Shepard Fairey, pick up his books Supply and Demand and Covert to Overt, and if you’re in LA you can visit the exhibition celebrating three decades of Shepard’s art - it just opened at Over the Influence Gallery and is up until December 29th 2019.

In this conversation Shepard shares some of the wisdom he’s gained over 30 years as an artist, including kept going when things got tough, how he infuses his ideals and values into his art and why he thinks that it’s important to pursue a creative practice. I spoke with Shepard at Obey Giant HQ in Los Angeles, CA.

There’s so much to admire about Shepard Fairey. I admire all that he has created and built while sticking to his values, how he expresses his ideals in his work, his activism, how he gives back to causes he believes in — From what I see, Shepard walks the walk, all the way down to the great people he surrounds himself with. He’s also grounded, available and a true fan and supporter of other artists.  For those reasons and more I find him righteous and inspiring. Shepard is a great example of how you can remain a true artist, while continually expanding your success.

After this conversation, I’m inspired to do the work, to make changes when it’s necessary, and to keep the faith in my own creative drive and values. 

This episode marks the end of Beyond + Back podcast Season 2, which is bittersweet for me! I’m looking forward to taking a break to reflect on the next phase of this podcast, but I’m also going to miss it. In the meantime, you can listen to past episodes with artists like Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Aimee Mann and Jakob Dylan, and then please give a listen to the people you may not already know, like WK Binger, Evelyn from the Internets or Kime Buzzelli

My purpose to this podcast has been to celebrate what I’ve found both confounding and exhilarating about being an artist, and to explore the mental, emotional and spiritual highs and lows that other artists have experienced on their creative journey. I share these conversations to inspire you - to follow your own creative desires and to put time into doing the work. It’s worth it. Keep going. It’s guaranteed to give you, as Shepard says, that extra spark.

There’s so much to admire about Shepard Fairey. I admire all that he has created and built while sticking to his values, how he expresses his ideals in his work, his activism, how he gives back to causes he believes in — From what I see, Shepard walks the walk, all the way down to the great people he surrounds himself with. He’s also grounded, available and a true fan and supporter of other artists.  For those reasons and more I find him righteous and inspiring. Shepard is a great example of how you can remain a true artist, while continually expanding your success.

After this conversation, I’m inspired to do the work, to make changes when it’s necessary, and to keep the faith in my own creative drive and values. 

This episode marks the end of Beyond + Back podcast Season 2, which is bittersweet for me! I’m looking forward to taking a break to reflect on the next phase of this podcast, but I’m also going to miss it. In the meantime, you can listen to past episodes with artists like Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Aimee Mann and Jakob Dylan, and then please give a listen to the people you may not already know, like WK Binger, Evelyn from the Internets or Kime Buzzelli

My purpose to this podcast has been to celebrate what I’ve found both confounding and exhilarating about being an artist, and to explore the mental, emotional and spiritual highs and lows that other artists have experienced on their creative journey. I share these conversations to inspire you - to follow your own creative desires and to put time into doing the work. It’s worth it. Keep going. It’s guaranteed to give you, as Shepard says, that extra spark.

Nov 16 2019 · 1hr 11mins
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Shepard Fairey on street art, his brand Obey Giant and questioning conformity

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Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential contemporary artists in the western world. 

In 1989 he launched his now iconic ‘Andre the Giant has a posse' sticker campaign on the West Coast of America. He soon became a major artist of the street art movement. He is known for his brand ‘Obey Giant’ and his iconic poster of President Obama, which was adopted as the official emblem associated with the presidential campaign.

He talks to Krishnan about the impact of his street art, his brand Obey Giant and challenging social conformity. 

Oct 23 2019 · 42mins
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Art & Politics / Shepard Fairey, Propagandist

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“I want to be transparent that any image with an agenda (which is actually most images) is a form of propaganda. It’s just whether you try to hide that fact or whether you’re honest about it.”-Shepard Fairey

My guest this week is Shepard Fairey- he is an artist and a self-titled propagandist who is perhaps most known for his HOPE Obama Poster or for his Andre the Giant Has A Posse OBEY Campaign. If you’ve lived near any American metropolis, you’ve probably seen his work stenciled onto the sides of various buildings or as a sticker slapped on the back of a fire hydrant. Recently, his series We The People featured Latinas, Native Americans, Muslims and African Americans, and could be seen at nearly every protest and rally in the country. Shepard’s also quite the philanthropist - he and his wife Amanda started a campaign called Make America Smart Again, which called for Americans be more informed, involved, and engage in healthy dialogues with one another.

For this episode, we analyzed a question from Shishuraj Karmalkar from Mumbai, India. Shishuraj asked, “How do you wrestle with the statement that artists are 'selfish' since they're off worrying about their art, and not devoting more energy to political rebellion in troubled times?” Shepard and I discussed how art can transform from something selfish to selfless, the intended (and unintended) message art can convey, and if you can ever truly divorce art from politics. He also answered an off-topic question about God with a reference to the movie Dodgeball, so that was pretty cool.

If you have a question about the creative process, that you think would spawn a good conversation on this show, ask me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter tagged #creativeprocessing, or by emailing creativeprocessing@hitrecord.org. New episodes are coming out every Tuesday through October 22, 2019.

ABOUT THE GUEST:

In 1989, while at Rhode Island School of Design studying for his Bachelor of Fine Art in Illustration (which he earned in 1992), Shepard Fairey created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that later evolved into the OBEY GIANT art campaign. In 2008, his portrait of then-Democratic candidate Barack Obama became an internationally recognized emblem of hope. Since then, Fairey has painted nearly 100 public murals, become one of the most sought-after and provocative artists in the world, and changed the way people converse about art and view the urban landscape.

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Connect with Shepard Fairey:

Twitter: @ObeyGiant

Instagram: @ObeyGiant

ObeyGiant.com

ObeyClothing.com

Shepard FaireyArt Mentioned:

Barack Obama ‘Hope’ Poster

‘Andre the Giant Has a Posse’ Campaign

We the People’ Series

Bowery Mural

God Saves and Satan Invests

Movies/TV Shows Mentioned:

Triumph of the Will (1935) *WARNING - literally Nazi Propaganda*

They Live (1988)

The Loudest Voice (TV Series, Showtime)

Dodgeball (2004)

People Mentioned:

Bob Marley (Singer-Songwriter)

Bob Dylan  (Singer-Songwriter)

Joe Strummer (Musician)

Dead Kennedys (Band)

The Rolling Stones (Band)

Chuck D (Rapper)

Barack Obama (Politician)

George W. Bush (Politician)

Donald Trump (Politician)

Adolf Hitler (Politician)

Robert Indiana (Artist)

Andy Warhol (Artist)

Jasper Johns (Artist)

Barbara Kruger (Artist)

George Orwell (Author)

Ray Bradbury (Author)

John Carpenter (Filmmaker)

Ben Stiller (Actor)

Vince Vaughn (Actor)

Jason Bateman (Actor)

Leni Riefenstahl (Director)

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Aug 27 2019 · 57mins
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Shepard Fairey on Art & Activism

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On the occasion of "Facing the Giant: 3 Decades of Dissent" I talked to my old friend Shepard Fairey in front of a live audience New York where he's working on a mural of Rosario Dawson, days before leaving to paint his largest wall ever, a 20-story piece in Vancouver, Canada. We talk politics, skateboarding, punk rock and much more. 

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Aug 06 2019 · 1hr
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Shepard Fairey

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Scott sits down with Shepard Fairey to discuss all things art, life, and Los Angeles.
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Jul 25 2019 · 55mins
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