Shepard Fairey: You Have Been Dismissed.

Posted: December 15th, 2008 By: mojo | Under: Advertising, Design, Politics, dismissed, people | Tags: , , , , , YouTube Preview Image

Take a look at this video. See Shepard Fairey there, sneeringly yammering on about how punk rock he is? Now tell me you honestly don’t want to punch him in the face. I realize he’s an easy target, given what a grandiosely pompous douchebag he is. But I’m just so rebellious and independent I can’t resist.

He started out as a street artist. Everywhere I looked I saw his irritatingly ubiquitous viral Obey Giant stickers. Then he became a commercial brand. How the hell did the creator of a bunch of facile, formulaic postmodern wankery end up elevated to a pop culture icon? He’s basically blowing his wad on every bus stop, every billboard… every goddamn surface in our cities. Cover your children’s eyes! There’s another puddle of Shepard Fairey’s spoodge.

And now he’s a fucking DJ. Can we stop stroking his ego please? He’s not a taste maker, he’s a chronic masturbator.

Before anyone BAAWWS about his diabetes, I know, I know. It’s bad form to pick on a cripple. But honestly? Fuck that guy.

Shepard Fairey, you’re dismissed.

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20 Comments on “Shepard Fairey: You Have Been Dismissed.”

  1. #1 meat hat said at 1:17 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    I had to pause it 5 times, to shake the douche shivers off.

    While I agree with what he is basically saying, I think those things are better seen in action and not heard on internet viral douche blast.

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  2. #2 Jesus Is My Middle Name said at 1:36 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    He also is a terrible DJ.

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  3. #3 Jesus Is My Middle Name said at 1:37 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    Or he is a terrible DJ.

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  4. #4 Mr. Chicken Purse said at 1:49 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    Oh fuck this guy. I have ALWAYS hated this mediocre shit bag. Always as in when i was in the womb I had a time machine and came to the future and hated him and then went back to the vagaina past and brewed my hatred for 28 years.
    #1 hes Ok at what he does, not good, not bad and you know what, there is no room in 2008 for Ok.
    #2 he sucks like as a life form
    #3 people who think this assclown is a revolutionary talent are morons who don’t know anything about street art. Hes not a bad introduction to it, but its like ad busters, you learn your baby subversive politics and then you move on to something that actually challenges your brain. If this guy is challenging your brain, you basically should die.
    #4 serriously, paul frank has more integrity.
    #5 he does not give good relationship advice. therefore he is sub-skullphone and thats not where you want to be.

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  5. #5 slut suitcase said at 2:07 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    shepard fairy ruined loving obama

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  6. #6 slut suitcase said at 2:15 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    wait. when dismissing shepard fuck face, are you also dismissing toyota matrix and scion house parties? because shep goes hand and hand with selling out to automotive brands. i’m tired of all these fochers trying to win my attention with mediocre djs, shit beer and shit dewars specials.

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  7. #7 mojo said at 3:24 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    i’m going to go ahead and say yes, but that shouldn’t preclude you or anyone else from dismissing branded house parties.

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  8. #8 Womb Raider said at 4:00 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    It’s generally gross to hear people self-aggrandize, but this turd takes it to a whole nother level.

    He’s basically reading his bio in first person.
    It’s one thing to talk about your ‘resume’ but he’s just embarrassing.

    He’s the reason creative folks are afraid to call themselves an ‘artist’.

    Srsly… The Dane Cook of Street Art, here.

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  9. #9 meat hat said at 4:21 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    Is the dismissal of Dane Cook too easy? Do people really still love that tall glass of piss?

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  10. #10 christian said at 5:30 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    Thanks for dismissing Shepard Fairey. He’s okay but damn does he sound like pretentious jerk in love with himself in that video interview. Dude even Ian Mackaye doesn’t even talk about himself that much and that guy is fuckin’ inspiring. We get it Shepard you are so punk rock.

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  11. #11 Dirty Nickels said at 8:06 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    Fuck you Shepard Fairey! For taking all the wealth away from the Andre Family. You’re lucky the Giant isn’t around to finish your face by sitting on it. RIP andre. Stealing from the Andre family is pretty punk, Shepard!

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  12. #12 Hymie said at 8:11 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    Is this dickbag reading off of cue-cards? fuck him and the turds he inspires.

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  13. #13 90069me said at 9:15 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    OMG, I hate him now! I idolized him for so many years based on the mythology that was Shepard Fairey. Now to see him as a pompous ass is sad. He’s a total fuck douche. Kinda cuter than I thought though. I’d fuck him.

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  14. #14 bacon dumpling said at 9:20 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    I didn’t make it past about 4 seconds. The dude could be telling me the secret to free pussy and donuts for the rest of my life, and I would never know it.

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  15. #15 yabbadabbasabbath said at 10:00 pm on December 15th, 2008:

    not sure who the audience is intended to be, his fans would obviously be turned off by this. jesus, i was. but i like his art, i’m sure all you haters are wayyy more talented and shit, but i think this was for my grandma. but she’s dead and probably would have slapped me for showing this shite.

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  16. #16 MakeYourBananaCry said at 5:22 pm on December 16th, 2008:

    Douche.

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  17. #17 meat hat said at 6:27 pm on December 16th, 2008:

    I think we’ve learned to keep our mouths shut, and keep the preaching in the paint.

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  18. #18 Wally George said at 9:38 pm on December 16th, 2008:

    You know what really bothers me about this neo-fascist? He has spent a lifetime trying to make the imagery of communism “cool” with the kids. There is nothing cool about Nazi symbolism or Russian “art history.” Hardworking, patriotic Americans have spent years to wipe this trash into the gutter and we have to see this “artist” relive the horrors of Lenin, Stalin, and now Obama. I say we make this commie jerk go a few rounds with a real American, like Andre the Giant!

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  19. #19 JerkStore said at 12:53 am on December 19th, 2008:

    I like Shepard, I think his message is lost in this “I’m punk as fuck” speech. I had to stop it b/c the douche shivers where taking over.

    But I also get the same feeling anytime I hear Henry Rollins talk.

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