Announcing the newest
Shepard Fairey "LEAD BY EXAMPLE"
Limited Edition ADOPT Screen Print
Following the tremendous response to the original red and blue Limited Edition ADOPT image release earlier this year, we are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the "LEAD BY EXAMPLE" ADOPT print.
"Homeless pets urgently need us to take the lead and speak out on
their behalf, now more than ever! The "Lead By Example" ADOPT image
is a powerful one and it is my hope that this new print will give
people a way to advocate for these animals and show their support
for pet adoption."
According to Adopt-a-Pet.com spokesperson Dr. Pia Salk, who initiated the on-going collaboration with Fairey, “Shepard’s dedication to all victims of injustice, regardless of species, provides an example of what it means to ‘Lead By Example’. “The‘Lead By Example’ image is really a call to action to raise awareness for the plight of shelter animals nationwide. The economic downturn is hitting these animals harder than ever. Record numbers of loyal family pets are being relinquished to already overcrowded shelters.”
Salk adds, “Sadly, these innocent victims are paying the price for our crisis with their lives. We at Adopt-a-Pet.com are more committed than ever to getting the millions of great shelter animals currently waiting to be adopted, into loving homes. Proceeds from the print purchase will help support pet adoption.” Signed/Numbered Screen Prints (limited edition run of 400) will be available for sale at a random time on Thursday September 24th, 2009.
Each print will be numbered and signed by Shepard Fairey and will be $200.
Please SIGN UP for ADOPT alerts to be notified about Shepard Fairey
prints and other adoption supporting merchandise.
The print is available exclusively through Adoptapet.com, but is currently unavailable. It will however soon be for sale again and there are a limited number of signed prints, so please check back soon! Thanks for supporting the cause!
For the fashion savvy animal lovers out there, order the image on wearables, dog bandanas, or on stickers for your car, notebook, cell phone, etc. Click here to order your gear and let everyone know you are a voice for homeless animals and you support pet adoption!
Facebook and more:
You didn’t think we’d neglect to offer you this opportunity to share with
your friends did you? We’re hip! We know what’s popular with ‘the kids!’ So
get this life saving Icon up on profiles far and wide!
Please understand, we are permitting the download of the image to enable you to show support for adoption and help save the lives of shelter animals! Please be responsible with how you go about posting it and always secure the image.
The image is not to be altered in any way without written permission from Shepard Fairey and Adopt-a-Pet.com. Reproducing this image for sale without the express written permission of the artist and Adopt-a-Pet.com is not permitted.
Purchasable items with the Adopt image are available solely though this site and all proceeds go to help get shelter animals saved and adopted into loving homes.
About the Photographer
As we all know, 'it takes a village,' or in this case, a country...
So we wanted to make sure and give props to Clay Myers, professional animal welfare photographer. Clay snapped the dog's picture that helped inspire Shepard's creation of the Adopt poster!
Clay works tirelessly to capture the images that expose the horrors of illegal breeding and that celebrate the loyal cats, dogs and other pets who await adoption at shelters nationwide.
About Clay Myers:
Clay Myers has been a focused and passionate freelance photographer for more than fifteen years. Clay’s experience includes seven years as a staff photographer for Best Friends Animal Society. His photos have appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, calendars and on web sites including Vanity Fair, The New York Times and Outdoor Photographer.
Photo assignments all over the country have provided a unique opportunity for Clay to capture the essence of National Parks and red carpet events with celebrities.
A focus of Clay’s photos have been raising awareness for animal welfare issues such as the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, uncovering the tragic realities of commercial puppy mills and capturing the significance of animals in our lives.
The image is not to be altered in any way without written permission from Shepard Fairey and Adopt-a-Pet.com. Reproducing this image for sale without the express written permission of the artist and Adopt-a- Pet.com is not permitted.
8x10 PDF Color Print (7MB)
Post it at home, post it at work, just post it!
11x17 PDF Color Print (11MB)
This is just the right size to print at your local copy shop’s poster printer! Follow Shepard Fairey’s lead and gather up your own posse to go posting! See tips online for ‘wheat pasting.’
Note: Be sure to get any required permission to post, prior to doing so. Posting the image where it is not welcome will only hurt homeless pets and you’ll be surprised how many people will be happy to have you post it if you get their permission!
Shepard Fairey, Obey Giant and Adopt-a-Pet.com are not responsible for any damages resulting from the posting of images downloaded from this website.
15x23 PDF Color Print (13.5MB)
This one’s just big! Take it to your local printer and let the world know you support homeless pet adoption!
Color Me In! (471K)
8x10 black and white printable outline of the image for you to color in! Do it as a class activity, at home, with friends or on your own. What a great opportunity to talk about the power of an image to save lives, the importance of spaying and neutering your pet, the power of our choices, the importance of helping the animals who share our country and earth, etc.
Banners Ads for your Website or MySpace page:
You want to show your support on your website you say? And help save lives? Well bravo to you!
Just copy the codes below and paste onto your web page to add this hip link for pet adoption!
Option 1. I Support Pet Adoption 120x600
Option 2. I Support Pet Adoption 320x160
Option 3. I Support Pet Adoption 468x60
Option 4. We Support Pet Adoption 120x600
Option 5. We Support Pet Adoption 320x160
Option 6. We Support Pet Adoption 468x60
Not your house silly! Your phone and computer screen!
Here is some very fashion forward 'wallpaper' you can use to show your support on the go and at the office!
Cell Phone Wallpaper