Shepard Fairey (interviewed here) is now working on his largest mural to date in Detroit. Located at ONE Campus Martius at “the Belt” and measuring 180′ x 60′ feet, it is a permanent fixture to the area playing host to his upcoming solo exhibition, “Printed Matters”. Opening this Friday at Library Street Collective, the show will feature a variety of Fairey’s latest printed materials, serigraphs on paper, collage, and editions on paper and metal. It offers a look at the range of printing techniques used by Fairey in a world where such techniques are in decline. “I’m a product of the era of mass production and the mass culture it has created. I can’t imagine my art practice without the influence of, and the use of, printing,” Fairey shares. “Some people say print is on its way out, that it will be wiped out by digital media, but I say you can never replace the provocative, tactile experience of an art print on the street or in a gallery. Printing still matters…” “Printed Matters” is part of an ongoing series focusing on the artist’s use of print as a medium and its importance to his career as a whole. Take a look at photos of his new mural in progress, courtesy of the gallery and photographer Sal Rodriguez.