09.02.08


Ahh, I spoke with Scot LeFavor about this little incident last week at the Manifest Hope wrap party and it was almost funnier in person. He went out last week with the notorious Shepard Fairey and was arrested for wheat pasting posters up around Denver. Scot, Fairey and his crew were apparently mistaken for a group of crazy anarchists. It scared the shit out of Scot at first but, I said, ‘C’mon man, you were arrested with Shepard Fairey, how awesome is that?’ That’s every designer/artist’s dream come true.

* Alright, I have to revise this a little. If you are not a fan of Shepard Fairey or into what he has done, you probably wouldn’t find being arrested with him a dream come true. Apologies there.

Scot is rocking one of my t-shirts in the video by the way. Thanks Scot.

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9 Responses to “Kick In The Head”

  1. evan Says:

    getting arrested with anyone, especially bro bey, definatley not a dream come true.

  2. Aaron Says:

    You’d think this might be negative publicity for the Democratic campaign, seeing how Shepard is a huge Obama supporter as well as part of the Dem marketing campaign. I can just see the next McCain Ad: “Obama’s biggest supporters are vandalizing anarchists, is this who you want running our country?”.

  3. Scot Lefavor Says:

    Haha, scared of the riot cops or the anarchists??!! Shit… Anyway, surely we would have had maybe a little bit more fun had we not been busted that night. Despite the circumstances, we made the best of the situation. It was sorta like telling stories by the campfire, except there were fences, wrist ties, anarchists and lots of cops. Hmmn, yeah, I guess it wasn’t much like camping at all actually. We had some laughs for sure though. I don’t think I could have picked a better cast of characters for that act. At the end of the day it was a complete waste of time and resources and most everyone in there really didn’t do shit.

  4. nick Says:

    although im a big fan of shepard, I would hardly call him one “Obama’s biggest supporters” in the media eye, they only care about the bling-bling and as much as i’d love a graphic artist to get lumped into that pool, im pretty sure it’s saved for the big time supporters, sadly such as corporate america and actors. this is all of the 15 minutes these activities will get.

  5. Aaron Says:

    Nick,
    I believe Shepard Fairey has played a huge role in the Youth Marketing of this years democratic campaign, and I know he is definitely in the media eye. Perhaps not at the top of their list, but his involvement is not going unnoticed. I’m just saying, I wouldn’t put it past any politician to use any dirt they can find to use against their opponents – Obama included.

    That being said, Scot – I’m sure it was rad until the bust! I’m psyched to see all the posters around town.

  6. James Gardiner Says:

    Denver was amazing last week! I was glad to see so many artists hitting the streets with their work. I am hoping that although Shepard and Co. may have left… the streets will continue to flourish with both local and non-local talent.

  7. nick Says:

    Aaron, you speak the truth. I’m just saying I think we are paying alot more attention to him then the average joe. you ask any average 20-something on the street if they know Obey and you may get 20-30% recognition due to his clothing line. you ask that same demo who shepard fairey is and I’d be shocked if 1 in 10 knew him. the demo that sees his propaganda for themselves on the street, in a gallery, on the web is the one that has known about him for years.

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  9. OBEY Says:

    Shepard really did a lot for giving the campaign a youthful, urban edge with his street art style posters.

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