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Shepard Fairey Becomes More of a Brand Every Day; Signs On To Do Grammy Artwork

Technically, Fifth Avenue is a street so we guess you can still call him a street artist. Image at left via <a href="http://obeygiant.com/store/product.php?productid=7&amp;cat=1&amp;page=1">Obey/Giant</a>; right via <a href="http://www.webvolution.i
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Shepard Fairey is doing the artwork for the 52nd Grammy awards. Huh. We know he probably burns through a lot of cash with the lawsuits and all, but couldn't he have done something just a little less sellout-y? The Grammys are widely regarded as the worst and the most out-of-touch of all the award shows; Shepard (or his graphic firm Studio Number One) has created art for the late great Indie 103, Virgin Music, and Led Zeppelin, so you'd guess he knows a little something about music. His recent branding work for Saks ruffled a fair amount of feathers?err, which we're willing to overlook (or at least refrain from commenting on) for obvious reasons. But the Grammys?
· Shepard Fairey Selected As Official GRAMMY Artist [Official Grammy Website]