Thursday, June 19, 2008

Artist ‘Fuses’ Propaganda With Rock ’N’ Roll

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Renowned artist Shepard Fairey is using his propaganda power to help revive the music scene.

Fairey is best known for creating the popular, propaganda- themed OBEY Giant stickers and street art, and the famous Barack Obama “Progress” poster.

Now, the skateboarder-turned-artist is using his skills to help Fuse TV with it’s new Music Is campaign, which taps into the emotional and personal connection people have with music through a series of artistic ads.

His contribution to the campaign is a piece titled Music Is Rebellion, which features a fist holding a microphone to symbolize every fight, struggle, and cause music has taken up.

Fairey says his artwork represents music as a political weapon, and he’s happy to be a part of a campaign that’s “pushing music rather than another reality TV show.”

He used his signature propaganda style for the ad and says finding the connection between art and music was easy.

He’s created art for musicians like Black Sabbath, Billy Idol, and Led Zeppelin in the past, and is constantly inspired by album cover art.

Fuse TV’s Music Is ad campaign can be seen on TV and in magazines including Rolling Stone and Entertainment Weekly.

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