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The Doors' John Densmore and artist Shepard Fairey team up for Record Store Day 12″

Tucked somewhere in the back of most of our minds is a discomforting cognizance of our country’s ugly history of mistreating Native Americans. But come Thanksgiving Day—and the corollary consumerism circus that is Black Friday—we tend not to dwell on that reality.

So for Record Store Day this year, artist-advocates John Densmore, drummer of The Doors, and Shepard Fairey, the iconoclastic artist, teamed up for a creative effort to rouse the country’s collective conscience—and shine light on a movement to uplift the indigenous community. The result of their collaborative vision is Ghost Song, a limited edition 12″ vinyl featuring The Doors 1978 hit and cover art by Fairey, hitting indie record stores on Friday, Nov. 28—”the day after the first peoples of this land taught us how to give, as in Thanksgiving,” Densmore explains. The proceeds will go toward Honor the Treaties, an organization dedicated to elevating indigenous communities via art and activism.
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Shepard Fairey designs 50th anniversary Rolling Stones logo

Image credit: Shepard Fairey, courtesy of http://www.RollingStones.com

Street artist Shepard Fairey has revamped the Rolling Stones’ iconic tongue-and-lips logo in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary.

The emblem — designed by John Pasche — was first used on the band’s 1971 Sticky Fingers album sleeve. Pasche was hand-picked for the task in 1969 by Mick Jagger himself after the rocker grew disappointed with the artwork produced by their label, Decca Records.

”The design concept for the tongue was to represent the band’s anti-authoritarian attitude, Mick’s mouth, and the obvious sexual connotations,” Pasche told Rolling Stone. READ FULL STORY

Death Cab For Cutie premiere Shepard Fairey-directed video for 'Home Is A Fire': Watch it here

Artist Shepard Fairey has made icons out of Andre the Giant, our 44th president, and a dude named Mr. Brainwash.

For his latest trick, he has teamed up with Death Cab for Cutie to produce the video for their new single “Home is a Fire,” which comes from their forthcoming album Codes & Keys. Watch the clip after the jump.

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