Shepard Fairey for Saks Fifth Avenue

In an effort to boost sales, retail giant Saks has commissioned Shepard Fairey to design their new shopping bags.

Using a Russian constructivist style, Shep urges consumers to “Arm yourself with a Slouchy Bag”.

A shamelessly commercial turn for an artist who, lets face it, has always been more retail than street.
Further promoting the idea that Art is just a vehicle to promote your clothing line.
An unfortunate trend (for those of us that still believe that Art is a calling and not merely a promotional tool) that has produced a lot of unfortunate art.shepardsak2


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