Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Shepard Fairey Strummerville Joe Strummer Poster Release Details

Details from Shepard Fairey on his brilliant new poster featuring the legendary Clash leader Joe Strummer that will benefit his foundation.

The Clash are my all-time favorite band and their frontman, Joe Strummer, is a hero of mine for his music, lyrics, wit, compassion for the underdog, and stance against injustice. Joe’s widow Lucinda approached me about creating an image of Joe to help raise funds for Strummerville, the charity set up to honor and fulfill Joe’s belief that music can inspire and empower. Strummerville provides opportunities for musicians around the globe. I was incredibly honored that Lucinda asked me to be involved, and I was moved when she shared her opinion that Joe and I have similar philosophies. The print is a collaboration with photographer Kate Simon, who shot the first Clash cover. Please check out what Strummerville is about and show your support! Thanks for caring. -Shepard
The poster is a 18 x 24 inch screen print. Signed and numbered edition of 450. $65. Photo by Kate Simon.

Release date: Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 10am (PST) in PRINTS.

Set up by the friends and family of Joe Strummer in the year after his death, they seek to reflect Joe’s unique contribution to the music world by giving opportunities to aspiring musicians and support to projects that create social mobility through music. They reach out to music projects around the globe, such as WAYout Project in Sierra Leone. They also work with bands and musicians in the UK to help get their music recorded and they provide a platform for them to showcase their music. They also put on the odd gig or two in London.

Recent projects have been to install a recording studio and provide instruments and training to WAYout project in Sierra Leone, set up a music room in Tilinanu, Malawi as well as rehearsal rooms in Belfast, London with more planned.

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