2009 Feltron Annual Report

I can’t remember if I said it last year, but I think one of my 3 FAVORITE things on the internet every year is the Feltron Annual. The 2009 edition has just been released. This year, Felton looked outward to compile his data and used reported interactions from people with whom he had a meaningful interaction. Lovely, as always, though the data was more interesting in years past.

2009 Feltron Annual Report

Shepard Fairey’s Michael Jordan Print

Not sure how I missed it, but Michael Jordan is getting inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame tomorrow. Not sure how I missed this either, but it seems Shepard Fairey has been commissioned by Upperdeck to make 3 prints, some of which will be signed by MJ. Not sure if any of the previous sentence is true, but what is true? The below poster is sick, and will, dare I say it, rival Jordan’s rookie card for ebayjordanparaphernaliavalue. Yikes. Incidentally, and not completely unrelated, my brother and I each have an unrated Jordan rookie card. Neither of us know where they came from, though, as neither of us ever collected basketball cards.

Shepard Fairey Michael Jordan

Shepard Fairey’s Michael Jordan Print

Somerville Shepard Fairey Mural Defaced, Repaired

I can’t believe it took me 2 months to get to this, but I’m kind of glad it did because of the happy ending. At the beginning of April, Union Square’s Grand came in to find their Shepard Fairey mural defaced and if you look at the pictures, not even in a creative way. Fairey had put up the mural and others like it all over Boston, Cambridge, Somerville, etc this winter in advance of his show at the ICA. While some of these murals, like the one on Grand, were officially approved, some were not, resulting in a legal storm with charges being added as quickly as they were dismissed. The police are so interested in adding additional charges, they recently came in to Grand to ask if the mural had been approved.
All this to say, that in the meantime, Fairey sent a local friend some replacement posters and the mural at Grand has been restored to it’s original design. This makes me happy.

Somerville Shepard Fairey Mural Defaced, Repaired