"For 'Tomorrow’s Another Night' I chose an image of
Ron and Niagara where I think they both look amazing, but there was a
nice balance between in-your-face aggression with Ron’s pose making eye
contact holding his fist up, and Niagara’s seemingly demure embrace of
Ron, but anyone who knows Niagara understands that though she may look
sedate, she’s pulling the strings. I added a switchblade that she is
caressing with her finger, as a way to amplify her femme fatale chic,
and because I thought it lent itself to my original idea of a title
‘Bonnie & Clyde Were Lightweights.’" - Shepard Fairey
"Shepard’s images of us are done so well.
It’s not easy to get to the essence and Shepard has honed his powers to
perfection. I’ve also always loved doing collages and inking. For
Shepard’s image background, I only used Destroy All Monsters or Dark
Carnival’s real press & vintage flyers. I just grabbed a couple
handfuls & combed through, cut out, glued down and passed out.
For our portraits in 'Let There Be Dark,' I thought Ron & I
should be live-action onstage. I painted ourselves on canvas in black
and silver (silver paint & silver metal leaf.) I closely recreated
of a photo of myself. Ron’s image is a composite of photos and memories.
It is as close to reality as it had been onstage. Just the facts." - Niagara
addition to Niagara’s art, I riffed upon newspaper headlines and punk
flyers with my own pattern elements woven in as well. To me, punk has
always been about provocation and an ability to work both inside and
outside the framework of mass culture. I love Niagara’s subversive sense
of humor, so I did my best Niagara impersonation with the fake
newspaper headline ‘Let There Be Dark.’" - Shepard Fairey
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