Shepard Fairey Piece of the Day

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Ebony magazine commissioned street artist Shepard Fairey (of Obey and HOPE fame) to create artwork of the late Trayvon Martin to accompany a piece in this month's issue.

Fairey writes:

I have followed Trayvon's case closely and I think any compassionate human being can relate to Trayvon as a brother or son and would want to see a thorough investigation into the killing of an unarmed person. In my portrait I wanted to emphasize Trayvon's humanity as well as the public outcry for a just investigation into his death.

[twbe]

Film Adaptation of the Day

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Film Adaptation of the Day
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Street artist Shepard Fairey is reportedly teaming up with Brian Grazer and Ron Howard's Imagine Entertainment to bring a new film adaptation of George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to the big screen.

Julie Yorn's LBI Entertainment, which has been spearheading its own attempt to make a 1984 movie, will be joining them.

The best known cinematic adaption of the iconic novel to date was Michael Radford's 1984 film starring John Hurt as Winston Smith and Richard Burton as O'Brien.

Little is known at this point about the Fairey/Imagine/LBI effort, but potential writers are being contacted and Fairey himself is expected to take on a production role.

[thr / photo: flickr.]

Person Of The Year of the Day

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Person Of The Year of the Day
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Person Of The Year of the Day: TIME picks "The Protester" as its Person of the Year for 2011.

No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.

Hope Has A Posse of the Day

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Hope Has A Posse of the Day
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Hope Has A Posse of the Day: Street artist Shepard Fairey remixes his iconic Obama "Hope" poster with the Anonymous-associated Guy Fawkes mask in support of the Occupy movement.

He writes on his blog:

Change is not about one election, one rally, one leader, it is about a constant dedication to progress and a constant

Street Art of the Day

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Street Art of the Day
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Street Art of the Day: Street artist Shepard Fairey and colleague Romeo Trinidad were attacked by two men outside a nightclub in Copenhagen over a mural he recently erected in the city.

Collaborating with the Copenhagen-based V1 gallery, Fairey -- best known for designing the the

Screenprint of the Day: Shepard Fairey's "Rising Sun"

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Screenprint of the Day: Shepard Fairey's "Rising Sun"
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Screenprint of the Day: "Rising Sun" by Shepard Fairey -- a limited edition "Dark Wave" variant released to aid relief effort in Japan.

700 signed/numbered prints @ $60/pop, with profits going to help those affected by the Sendai earthquake.

[obey.]