Shepard Fairey releases a new screenprint, “Parkland Voices”, available from his website today.
Back in 2018 the “Street Art Against Hate” project was initiated by a group of artists from Cologne and several years on artists are still supporting that message and that project with new #nohate street art. When the project led to the impressive and moving Wall Of Love in Shoreditch in November 2017, Shoreditch Street Art Tours shared the experience of viewing that mural with Patricia and Manuel Oliver whose son Joaquin Oliver was a victim of the Parkland School killings, the same tragedy commemorated and supported by Shephard Fairey.
Shepard Fairey’s rousing anti gun statement says
“I created art to support Voices of Parkland and Brady United, because I want to do my part in the fight against gun violence. “
Graffoto wrote about the moving moments of sharing the positivity embodied in the Wall Of Love with grieving parents from Parkland, Patricia and Manuel channeled the power of their emotions through art to do great things raising awareness of the need for change, here is a wonderful mural they facilitated in Winwood, Miami, interestingly the striking message is clearly very influenced by and in debt to Shepard Fairey’s Obey Giant graphic design.
Print Details (information from Shepard Fairey website):
Parkland Voices. 24 x 18 inches. Screen print on Cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 550. $60. Proceeds go to Brady United. Available on March 10th @ 10 AM PDT at https://store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints.
In addition to putting up stickers and paste ups on a visit to London last October, Shepard Fairey created three stunning murals, two in the Shoreditch area and one in Hackney:
Shepard Fairey “Stop The Violence” courtesy Obey Giant
“WE DEMAND…. “ mural by Manuel Oliver, Winwood, Miami. Photo supplied by Manuel Oliver
All other photos: Dave Stuart