Monday, March 10, 2014

Shepard Fairey Jello Biafra Poster Release Details

As a fan of The Dead Kennedys and Jello Biafra I'm pretty stoked for this one. Details from Shepard Fairey on the poster: 

The Dead Kennedys album “Plastic Surgery Disasters” was one of the first punk albums I bought back in 1984. I loved the music and lyrics from the album, especially the song “Bleed For Me” which skewered Ronnie Reagan’s foreign policy and human rights record.
I bought all of the Dead Kennedys albums that were out up to that point and they were a big part of my evolution toward questioning authority and corporate greed. “Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables” is a classic. I have been able to work with Jello Biafra, the singer and brilliant lyricist of The Dead Kennedys, on a few projects over the years, and when he asked me to design a portrait skateboard of him for Powell-Peralta I knew I’d ask Glen E Friedman if I could work from one of his photos. Glen liked the way the skateboard turned out enough to suggest we do a screen print. Jello agreed and all three of us signed it. I think this is a pretty special collaboration considering how influential Jello and Glen have been in my life. Oh, Winston Smith deserves a shout out, because he created the Dead Kennedys logo and the Alternative Tentacles logo which are included in the collage. -Shepard

The poster is a 16 x 24 inch screen print.  Signed by Shepard Fairey, Jello Biafra, and Glen E. Friedman.  Numbered  edition of 450.  $70. 
Release date: Thursday, March 13, 2014 at a random time between 1 and 2 pm PST in PRINTS.

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