“Wave of Distress” (Two Colorways) Available Tuesday, 3/23 @ 10 AM PDT!

March 20, 2021

World Water Day is Monday and is a fitting day to precede the release of these Wave of Distress prints. World Water Day not only focuses attention on the water crisis and drinking water, but it is also a day of reflection to celebrate water. So I wanted to share a new piece of art that I think gives consciousness to water. I’ve done several wave illustrations over the years because I love the power and beauty of waves. The crashing waves and cycle of tides seem endlessly reliable, but ocean health is diminishing in many places. The title Wave of Distress is meant to be a warning. Distress means “suffering in a state of great trouble.” If the oceans are in trouble, then the entire planet will be overcome by a wave of distress. The oceans regulate climate and reduce climate change impacts and provide an important habitat and source of food for many species, including humans. These prints are a reminder to respect and restore the oceans. A percentage of proceeds from these prints will go to Greenpeace to support their efforts to preserve the environment and promote peace. 
– Shepard

WAVE OF DISTRESS (two colorways: Blue and Sepia). A limited number of matching numbered sets will be available for $110. Blue and Sepia colorways sold separately for $55 each. 24 x 18 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 400 of each colorway. $55. Proceeds go to Greenpeace. Available on Tuesday, March 23rd @ 10 AM PDT at https://store.obeygiant.com/collections/prints. Max order: 1 per customer/household. International customers are responsible for import fees due upon delivery.⁣ ALL SALES FINAL.