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Vote Yes on Prop 47 tomorrow / support education over Imprisonment

America has the highest rate of incarceration on the planet but I’d prefer if it had the highest quality of education! Please support Prop 47 tomorrow to shift our spending from incarcerating people for low level crimes to giving them the education that gives them life options. Thanks for caring.
– Shepard

Cast YOUR vote tomorrow and let YOUR voice be heard.
Stop wasting prison space on low-level crimes, save hundreds of millions in prison costs, and a re-invest the money into prevention, treatment and schools. Imagine a better future for California. VOTE yes on 47!

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Joan Jett’s full, uncensored, fury / Your help is crucial, right now!

As flawed as our two party system is, it is essential to vote for the people who come closest to representing your views and interests. I already cast my votes by write in, but if I hadn’t I’d be at the polls Tues. As a supporter of Move On, and a big fan of Joan Jett, I wanted to share this message from Joan about the Republican assault on women’s rights. Check it out and stand up for equality!

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Russell Brand brandishes Power & Glory Day of the Dead Skull print

The Power and Glory Day of the Dead Skull prints drop today! Russell Brand got his, make sure to get yours too! Check out the details here.

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Halloween Art Event

If you’re in LA for Halloween be sure to check out this rad Halloween art event in Echo Park. Our friends Bomit, Art Primo, and EggShell Stickers will have stickers and beer as their tricks and treats. Details are below, hope to see you there!

Who: Bomit, Art Primo, EggShell Stickers
What: Art Event – Stickers & Beer
When: Friday, Oct. 31st 2014 from 10pm-2am
Where: 1461 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026

More information online here: http://bomit.com/party.htm

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Mayday in 30 Contest Results Are In!

The results are in for the MAYDAY in 30 video contest! Check out the “behind the scenes” video of the judging process which Shepard participated in, as well as the winning videos here.

Power & Glory Day of the Dead Skull

The Power & Glory Day of the Dead Skull is my second collaboration with Ernesto Yerena on a Day of the Dead skull. Our first skull was more of a general homage to the Dia De Los Muertos style, but this one is more topical. If the idea of the Day of the Dead is to remember those souls who occupied the earth before us, then I can’t help but think about how those who come after us will remember us. Were we good stewards of the earth and the legacy of humanity? Ernesto and I have similar political views on war, greed, human rights, corruption, and the destruction of the planet, so we decided to make this skull about those subjects. I did a show exploring the dark sides of Power & Glory and this skull image is another cautionary call for us to think about our values and the legacy we will be remembered for.

The first time Shepard and I collaborated on a skull was in 2008 and since then I have created my own versions of skulls once a year. For each skull I have chosen a certain theme to go off of, using the iconic Dia De Los Muertos style but also using it as a platform to make a specific statement and to celebrate culture or history. For this collaboration Shepard and I went back and forth and we chose this theme to incorporate the downfalls of living in a country that has taken the course of an Empire. In a way this piece serves as a time capsule for us to lament what our government is doing at this moment. – Ernesto Yerena

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My friend, artist, designer, and former co-worker, Phil Lumbang has launched a line of tees and iPhone cases with his bear artwork on them. I appreciate his D.I.Y. spirit and plus, Phil has new twins, so buy some of his stuff so he can afford diapers!

Phil’s website is available here, with new products up every week.

Follow Phil on Instagram @philiplumbang

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Amber Jean Young / There’s A Shape In These Hills I Know

Great turn out for the Subliminal Projects opening of Amber Jean Young’s show, There’s A Shape In These Hills I Know. This is Young’s first solo show in Los Angeles and features unique fabric sculptures, quilts, and wall hangings. Here are some photos from the Opening Night. Be sure to stop by Subliminal Projects between now and November 15th to see these amazing works in-person.

Subliminal Projects
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Sat 12-6PM, Tues by Appointment Only
Closed Sun & Mon

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An Evening Of Art With Billy Morrison & Joey Feldman

Shepard is DJing the Rock Against MS foundation benefit called An Evening of Art With Billy Morrison & Joey Feldman this Sunday, October 26th. The event takes place at the world famous Village Recording Studios in Los Angeles and features works by both artists.

Be sure to check out Billy Morrison’s Christmas Grenade piece featured below as well as more work on his site here:

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Poster For George

I was honored to be asked by Dhani and Olivia Harrison to work on a portrait poster to coincide with the major reissue of George Harrison’s first six solo albums, released between 1968 and 1975 on The Beatles’ Apple Records label, digitally remastered from the original analogue masters. The Apple Years 1968-75 will be available on CD and digitally on September 22. Designed to complement Harrison’s 2004 collection, The Dark Horse Years 1976-92, the new box features an exclusive DVD with several video pieces, including a new seven-minute film with previously unreleased footage. The Apple Years box also includes an exclusive perfect-bound book with an introduction by Dhani Harrison, new essays by award-winning radio producer and author Kevin Howlett, and rare and previously unpublished images.

Reissue Purchase Links: Amazon / iTunes

Poster For George will be offered in two editions, Red, and Silver. Both editions limited to 400 signed and numbered copies. Red edition available from Obey Giant web store on 10/23/14 at a random time between 10am and 12pm PST. 1 per household/person. Silver edition to be released 10/24/14 through the George Harrison estate web store at 10am PST located here.

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