Thursday, November 30, 2017

Tomas Young Poster Release By Obey Giant

Shepard explains how he became involved with this project. "I first learned about veteran Tomas Young’s story when musician Eddie Vedder asked me to help him with the art for Body of War, a documentary following Tomas’ journey after being paralyzed in the Iraq War. Tomas’ courage as a person dealing with paralysis and as an outspoken critic of the Iraq War moved and inspired me. Mark Wilkerson approached me a few years later about illustrating the cover for his amazing biography on Tomas called Tomas Young’s War. The book goes even deeper than the film and demonstrates how tough life is for people with spinal cord injuries and how Tomas used his strength to shed light on his own situation and the cost of war. This poster is a tribute to Tomas and the life he lived. I recommend picking up the book and seeing the film if possible. Thanks for caring."

Tomas Young Tribute. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 200. $65.

Available Thursday, November 30 at 10AM PST on in Store under Prints.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Tomas Young Scholarship, funded by Pearl Jam‘s Vitalogy Foundation.

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