We are proud to release a new range of iPhone 5 cases as the newest additions to the Incase for Shepard Fairey Collection. Available today, the 10-piece series features eight different designs from one of the world’s most influential street artists, joining a complete offering of bags and products for MacBook, iPad and iPod touch in the collection.
As a cultural provocateur, social critic and artist, Fairey’s striking illustrations have created some of the most enduring cultural memes in modern times. For Spring 2013, our signature Snap Case serves as a canvas for some of Fairey’s most recognizable creations. The Icon Stencil design is emblazoned with the now infamous OBEY GIANT image that changed the way people view art contextualized by their surroundings, while black and white photographs of real world OBEY GIANT sightings in San Francisco, New York and Hong Kong are the foundations for the Street Scene Snap Case.
The Obedience design is a reinterpretation of classic mid-century propaganda offering social commentary on consumption and control. The Peace Goddess, subject of numerous wall mural installations by Fairey, graces the Incase Snap Case evoking feelings of strength and serenity. The Spring collection of Incase for Shepard Fairey also includes bold ornamental designs like Floral Vine and Star Gear featuring the artist’s signature emblem.
The Shepard Fairey Snap Cases for iPhone 5 are available now in our webstore.
We are proud to introduce a new addition to the Incase for Shepard Fairey Collection. Joining the range of bags and products available for MacBook, iPhone and iPod touch, the new Shepard Fairey Portfolio is a bold option for protecting and carrying your 3rd generation iPad.
The Shepard Fairey Portfolio is available in all three of the visionary artist’s designs for Incase: Elephant, Lotus Ornament and Yen Pattern. On the outside, the product serves as a mobile work of art, emblematic of the artist’s message of peace and harmony. On the inside, the Shepard Fairey Portfolio showcases its functional features, converting into a full iPad workstation complete with organizer pockets for essential documents. A snap-in clip secures the iPad while a suede divider protects the iPad screen and provides additional working and viewing angles.
The Shepard Fairey Portfolio is available now in our webstore.
We are proud to announce our latest project with visionary artist Shepard Fairey. New for Spring, Incase for Shepard Fairey is a capsule collection of accessories for Apple users featuring work from one of the world’s most influential street artists. As a cultural provocateur, social critic and artist, Fairey’s striking illustrations have created some of the most enduring cultural memes in modern times.
The collection includes a range of bags and products for MacBook, iPhone and iPod touch adorned with a selection of bold patterns and illustrations emblematic of peace and harmony. The three designs, Elephant, Ornament and Pattern, turn signature Incase products into mobile works of art imbued with social context and commentary that speak to ideals of both the artist and the user who carries them.
“The artworks that comprise my series for Incase all overtly or sublimely reflect the concept of Peace,” said Fairey. “Peace seems like a simple idea, but evidence of its fragility is far too visible. I believe peace, beauty and harmony are not only related, but intertwined. Visual symbols of peace manifest similarly in many different cultures, transcending language and reminding us of the basic loves and needs we all have in common. Peace is a struggle, but whether the images are ornamental, hopeful, or cautionary, this series promotes harmony.”
“Shepard is a great friend and artist who has been able to rise above convention and communicate subversive ideas to a wide and receptive audience,” stated Damon Way, Incase Chief Brand Officer. “As an artist who navigates freely between the street, fine and commercial art worlds, we admire and are inspired by his work and are excited to provide consumers with accessible and functional Shepard Fairey artistry through the collection.”
Incase for Shepard Fairey is available now in our webstore, select discerning boutiques worldwide and in limited availability at the Apple Store. Be sure to visit the Shepard Fairey project page to learn and see more.
Nothing can compare to New York in the springtime. As soon as the warm weather hits, New Yorkers come out of hibernation filling the city streets, skin exposed, congregating with friends and enjoying what their grand city has to offer.
This weekend presented us with the opportunity to attend May Day, an exhibition of new work by Shepard Fairey at Deitch Projects. For those of you who do not know, this will be Deitch Project’s last show.
We had the luxury of experiencing a private tour the day before the opening to take in Fairey’s new collection of work. And then again on opening day—we waited in line with the masses (for an hour and a half), to experience the excitement and crowd anticipation firsthand. We highly recommend you stop by to see for yourself.
According to Deitch Projects
With energy and urgency befitting the title May Day, Fairey captures the radical spirit of each of his subjects, using portraiture to celebrate some of the artists, musicians and political activists he most admires. Says Fairey, “These people I’m portraying were all revolutionary, in one sense or another. They started out on the margins of culture and ended up changing the mainstream. When we celebrate big steps that were made in the past, it reminds us that big steps can be made in the future.”
Many of the steps Fairey refers to involve the advocacy of the working class, put forth in the songs of Joe Strummer and Woody Guthrie and the writings of Cornel West, and among the works of other heroes portrayed in May Day. International Worker’s Day celebrated in nearly 100 countries throughout the world, commemorates the 1886 Haymarket Massacre in Chicago when a peaceful rally supporting workers on strike was disrupted by a bomb, and then a barrage of police gunfire. Because of negative sentiment surrounding the incident, U.S. President Grover Cleveland decided it was best to avoid celebrating the day, but it is precisely such sentiment that Fairey believes must be voiced: “It’s a day to express frustration with the powers that be, but also a day for activists to pursue ideals.” In May Day, he does both, with images supporting free speech and bemoaning the U.S. two party political system, pushing for renewable energy and critiquing corporate propaganda.
In Fairey’s mind, the persistence of difficulties across all of these arenas— political, environmental, economic, cultural— points to that third meaning of May Day: a distress signal. “By now we thought we would be in post-Bush utopia, but we’re still having to call attention to these problems,” he remarks. Like any mayday call, however, the sounding of the alarm also brings hope for help on the way. “If we stay silent, there’ is no hope,” Fairey muses. “But if we make noise, if we put our ideas out there, then maybe we can make a change like the people in the portraits have done.”
May 1, 2010 — May 29, 2010
18 Wooster Street, New York City
Issue no 51 of Arkitip features Shepard Fairey. Incase designed a custom box for this issue.