What started for Fairey with an absurd sticker he created in 1989 while studying at the Rhode Island School of Design has since evolved into a worldwide street art campaign. Heidegger describes this as Phenomenology – “the process of letting things manifest themselves.”
Deeply embedded with Fairey’s DNA, Studio Number One challenges the way people think about their surroundings and questions the purpose. In the name communication and observation, the medium is the message.
SNO applies this creative and promotional ethos wherever art and enterprise intersect. Our mission is simple, to change the way people experience media and the urban landscape. And by media, we really mean everything — every tangible aspect of a brand — from its name to its products and absolutely everything in-between. Advertising means nothing if a brand’s overarching story isn’t strongly communicated at every level and opportunities to connect with its audience is overlooked or undervalued. When all interactions reinforce a unique and compelling brand story, Phenomenology is defined.
It is important to Studio Number One to take our beliefs, thoughts, passion and talent and TAKE ACTION. Just one small idea has the potential to grow to something larger and can have real impact on an important issue, our communities, environment, country, or the world!
#MakeAmericaSmartAgain was one of those ideas...
Shepard and his wife Amanda do their best to stay informed about the election, politics and news about issues impacting our country, its citizens and the world at large. Over time they noticed a trend of voter apathy and the spread of misinformation amongst American citizens. Their concern for this led them to create a call to action that would encourage voter education and motivate voter turnout this upcoming election. They hope #MakeAmericaSmartAgain will help everyone engage in deeper thought and dialogue about the issues that matter to people individually and help everyone be less apathetic about participating in their democracy. While Amanda and Shepard are personally outspoken in their beliefs, it was important to them that #MakeAmericaSmartAgain be a non-partisan movement to promote education on ALL issues, and NOT to align with or disparage any candidate.
The #MakeAmericaSmartAgain mission is to encourage voter education and registration during this crucial election season. It aims to empower each individual to use their brain and their voice to #MakeAmericaSmartAgain.
*Proceeds will benefit the Young Literati of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles
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