Digging the colors and layout of these joints
This duo of images is officially part of the “Hero” craze, they being the cover of a “collectable” case for DJ Hero’s Renegade Edition. Eminem and Jay-Z have tracks on this edition of the game, and they hired Studio Number One to whip up a lovely image of these two legendary music making faces. No word on if the images will be produced anywhere else but on the DJ Hero ephemera, but DO expect them to maybe make an appearance in some fine art in the future, as Shepard Fairey like to explore all options with images once he’s done the illustration work. Colors, mediums, rubyliths, everything and anything.
Below you’ll find an extended collection of the portraits Shepard Fairey’s done inside and outside the Obey Giant street art campaign. The portrait making of Shepard Fairey started all the way back in 1989 and continues till today. Some portraits have the person as the subject matter (like Jay and Eminem above, Joey Ramone and the Notorious B.I.G. below), while some others have the portrait “hidden” in the poster (the Pretty Vacant poster below has a portrait of musician Marc Bolan (source being a record album with him on the cover: T. Rex’s 1972 “Solid Gold Action.”)