Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Make Art Not War

I bought this poster for the studio the other day. I really like it. I don't know much about it, except that it is by Shepard Faire. It has a lovely art nouveau feel. You can purchase it online here. 
I bought my copy at a local store in town here called Still Eagle. I saw it in the window. Still Eagle has been a Nelson institution for many years. We moved to Nelson 15 years ago and it was already an established hemp store back then. They carry a simply amazing selection of organic, sustainably produced, and fairly traded products. Everything from clothing to stationery to bedding. It smells like pachouli oil and tiger balm in there and there is more tie dye and macrame than you will see in a normal life time(but then again this is not a normal place  - this is Nelson!)



Here's what it says on the Still Eagle web site, "Still Eagle Planetary Persuasions began as a small alternative environmental storefront in the Kootenays of BC. That was 1990. Shortly thereafter, we became one of Canada's first hemp stores, wholesaling the best hemp products we could find to other hemp stores across Canada. Today, we carry everything from twine to food to rope to clothing to bags, body products, hats, socks, jewellery, rolling papers, posters books and information." 

One of the things I love about Still Eagle is that everything in the store has 2 prices on the tag - and you can chose which one you feel like paying . . . I think it's brilliant - they have always had this policy - and it really makes you think beyond yourself every time you purchase something. And in the change rooms there is a sign with John Lennon's face on it that says "Don't steal things - Instant Karma will get you " ! 

Still Eagle is located on Ward St, Nelson BC 
They have online catalogues and they wholesale an amazing selection of hemp products.

5 comments:

poppy said...

I thought that poster looked familiar and I love it! I've got a few posts on Shepard Fairey (Obey):

http://poppytalk.blogspot.com/search?q=obey

and he did the poster for this movie too:

http://www.walkthelinedvd.com/

love his work.

Erin said...

You beat me to it Fiona! I have an extra large postcard version of this hanging in my studio and I've been meaning to post about it. So simple, yet I could gaze at it for hours.

lisa {milkshake} said...

Found you through Feterie's blog today.

I just saw this on a t-shirt! Love it!

Cartolina said...

Its a cool image - I wondered when I bought it if it was all ready a well known poster (and I was the last one to see it!)
Some things stand the test of time though don't they?
It's very eye catching that's for sure.
f.

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