Sage Francis reveals Shepard Fairey cover art

Shepard Fairey's artwork for Li(f)e by Sage Francis
Shepard Fairey's artwork for Li(f)e by Sage Francis

Shepard Fairey, one of our least favorite pop-culture artists, has created the artwork for the album Li(f)e by Sage Francis, one of our favorite pop-culture artists.

“I really wanted to get a Shepard Fairey album cover sometime in my career,” Francis explains. “I eventually sent him a picture of me which was taken at my most destitute time when I didn’t have anything and I was crashing on my friend’s floor. I was making music but I had to obscure the way I looked because it didn’t fit in with the way people thought hip-hop was supposed to be. But eventually I just took this really ugly photo of myself in all my mutton chop biker mustache whiteness and made it my logo. And Shepard used that old photograph to make this amazing image for the album’s cover.”

Sage Francis Tour Dates:

SXSW @ The Independent on Thursday, March 18 at 12:30 a.m.

05/12/10 Cambridge, MA Middle East Downstairs 480 Massachusetts Ave

05/13/10 S. Burlington, VT. Higher Ground 1214 Williston Rd

05/14/10 Portland, ME. Port City Music Hall 504 Congress St

05/15/10 Ottawa, ON. Ritual Nightclub 137 Besserer Street

05/16/10 Toronto ONT The Opera House 735 Queen St. East

05/18/10 Detroit, MI. Alvin’s  5756 Cass Ave.

05/19/10 Detroit, MI. The Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St

05/20/10 Milwaukee, WI. Turner Hall 1032 North Fourth St.

05/21/10 Minneapolis MN First Avenue, 701 First Avenue North

05/22/10 Columbia MO, The Blue Note 17 North Ninth Street

05/24/10 Englewood, CO. Gothic Theatre 3263 South Broadway

05/25/10 Salt Lake City, UT. Urban Lounge 241 South 500 East

05/26/10 Missoula MT. Badlander 208 Ryman St

05/28/10 Edmonton, AB. The Starlite Room 10030 102 Street NW

05/29/10 Calgary, AB. Distillery 615 7 Ave

05/31/10 Vancouver, BC. The Biltmore Cabaret, 2755 Prince Edward St.

06/01/10 Seattle WA, Showbox SoDo 1700 1st Ave.

06/02/10 Portland, OR. Berbati’s Pan 231 SW Ankeny

06/04/10 San Francisco CA, The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd.

06/05/10 Santa Cruz, CA. The Catalyst 1011 Pacific Avenue

06/06/10 Los Angeles CA, Henry Fonda Theater 6126 Hollywood Blvd.

06/07/10 Solana Beach, CA. Belly Up Tavern 143 S. Cedros Ave.

06/09/10 Pomona, CA. The Glass House 200 West Second Street

06/10/10 Tempe, AZ. The Clubhouse 1320 E. Broadway Rd.

06/11/10 Tucson AZ, Club Congress 311 East Congress

06/12/10 Albuquerque NM Sunshine Theater 120 Central Ave. SW

06/14/10 TX, .DALLAS Granada Theatre 3524 Greenville Avenue

06/15/10 Austin TX, Mohawk, 912 Red River

06/16/10 Houston TX House of Blues – Houston 1204 Caroline Street

06/18/10 Orlando FL Club at Firestone 578 North Orange Ave.

06/19/10 Atlanta, GA. The Loft 1374 W. Peachtree

06/21/10 Carrboro , NC. Cat’s Cradle 300 East Main Street

06/22/10 Washington DC Rock and Roll Hotel 1353 H St. NE

06/23/10 Baltimore MD, The Ottobar, 2549 North Howard St.

06/24/10 Philadelphia, PA. Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street

06/25/10 New York NY. Webster Hall, 125 East 11th St.

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