Shepard Fairey will be releasing a new print this week featuring Johnny Lydon, you know from Sex Pistols and PIL !!
I recently made a new illustration and print of John Lydon in collaboration with photographer and designer Dennis Morris, with whom I’ve collaborated on several projects including fine art screen prints and paintings of Sid Vicious and Bob Marley. Dennis was the creative director of PIL (Public Image Limited), the band John Lydon, AKA Johnny Rotten, formed after the Sex Pistols broke up. Over the course of their first two albums, First Issue, and Metal Box, which are also my favorite albums of PIL’s catalog, Dennis worked on photography, packaging concepts, and created the iconic PIL pill logo, which I made stencils of in high school. There is a great exhibit based around the first two PIL albums at the ICA London. If you are in London, be sure to check it out.The print is 18 inches by 24 inches Screen Print on Cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey and Dennis Morris. Edition of: 500. Limit is 1 per person/household only. Release Date: Tuesday, April 19th at 10am PST in Prints.
The PIL “A Product of Your Society” print is an edition of 500 signed by Dennis Morris and me. $80.-Shepard