Shepard Fairey shirt for Creative Commons

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21 Responses to “Shepard Fairey shirt for Creative Commons”

  1. tomrigid says:

    Mr. Fairey is really just the updated version of those white music producers who stole blues riffs from black musicians way back when and sold them, with white faces, to white audiences.

    See image, appropriate image, delete tracks. Profit.

    As the French say, le puke.

  2. Anonymous says:

    @coaxial – OBEY.

  3. zebbart says:

    A guy who sues for copyright infringement on his exclusive right to use the word OBEY and who lies in court about what artwork he steals. Sickening hypocrite and hack artist
    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iZVL3PMK8Io57sbdH9hBHX_Nx5kwD9BCK3BG3

  4. Anonymous says:

    Error above. $75 or more for t-shirt.

  5. MrJM says:

    You CAN get the t-shirt by donating $25, but you have to do it three times.

    – MrJM

  6. Church says:

    Looks a lot like the Mannie Garcia t-shirt to me…

  7. coaxial says:

    Shepard Fairey? Where’s the appropriated Soviet propaganda and other people’s copyrighted content?

    Seriously. Do we really want a guy a reputation of creating homages to totalitarian communist regimes and taking other peoples work without permission associated with the promotion of voluntarily releasing work into the Commons? Sure Fairey is the most prominent “remixer” (god I hate that word), but he’s not using the Commons, and the blowback from him being a hack, isn’t exactly something I’d want to be associated with.

  8. Chris Spurgeon says:

    I like Shepard Fairey, and I love Creative Commons and am happy to give them money, but IMO that shirt is butt ugly.

  9. jfrancis says:

    The one C stabbed the other C in the back. :(

  10. Anonymous says:

    “Do we really want a guy a reputation of creating homages to totalitarian communist regimes and taking other peoples work without permission…”

    “See image, appropriate image, delete tracks. Profit.”

    Oh, come on…that criticism is overblown, right?

    http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/10/18/poster_artist_admits_to_lying/

  11. theawesomerobot says:

    But be careful not to reuse “his” artwork anywhere, because he’ll sue you.

  12. benher says:

    @coaxial An homage to totalitarian regimes? Before your melodrama gets the best of you I suggest looking a bit longer at Shephard’s body of work. You’ll notice that while he pays homage to the power and stylistic devices of soviet propaghanda his messages do not reflect opression or totalitarianism in any way shape or form.

  13. bigyaz says:

    Zebbart nails it. Why haven’t we heard a peep from Cory and Co. about Fairey suing others for parodying his work? Or the fact that he lied about the Obama image and went so far as to delete images to cover up his lies?

    Whatever your interpretation of fair use this guy should not be anybody’s poster child. Boing-Boing should call him out just as it did the Associated Press. Let’s not be hypocrites here.

  14. Anonymous says:

    “Seriously. Do we really want a guy a reputation of creating homages to totalitarian communist regimes and taking other peoples work without permission associated with the promotion of voluntarily releasing work into the Commons?”

    Yes, of course we do. Propaganda can still be art, and good art propaganda. Your worldview is pretty small, bud.

  15. sky says:

    Does anyone know if these are Fair Trade/Fairwear?

  16. keeto says:

    I’m assuming that since it’s a Creative Commons shirt, the design itself is under CC too, right? Or will it be wearable irony?

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