Paint it Black Available Tuesday, January 14th!

January 09, 2020

Here’s a new Paint it Black piece that I’m releasing as a larger-sized letterpress print next Tuesday. I’ve made a few Paint it Black themed images, but unfortunately, the topic remains in need of urgent address and action!

Paint it Black, in addition to referencing a great Rolling Stones song, is about oil dictating too much of our energy policy and our foreign policy. Imagine if all the money spent on wars and strategic interests in the Middle East had been spent on developing green energy alternatives? Instead, our government subsidizes the highly profitable oil and gas industries for $40 billion a year, because no politician wants a rise in the price of gas to be blamed on them. Newsflash: we are still paying more for gas whether it’s at the pump or through our taxes. The need for gas will remain, but we need to invest in sustainable energy alternatives as we transition off of the finite supply of fossil fuels that are also terrible for CO2 emissions. Proceeds from this print will go to NRDC to support their efforts to shape responsible environmental policy. Thanks for caring.


Paint it Black Letterpress on cream cotton paper with hand-deckled edges. 14.5 x 19 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. $80. A portion of proceeds will go to NRDC. Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Available Tuesday, January 14th @ 10AM PDT at Max order: 1 per customer/household. *Orders are not guaranteed as demand is high and inventory is limited.* Multiple orders will be refunded. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣ ALL SALES FINAL.