Bob Mould is a musician, singer-songwriter, producer, and DJ. Since he first stormed onto the music scene in the late 1970s with Hüsker Dü, Mould has followed his muse on a more than three-decade long odyssey that has included a successful solo career, a three-year stint as the leader of indie-rock band Sugar, and a foray into electronic/dance music that continues to this day as half of the DJ duo known as Blowoff. His song “Dog on Fire” is the theme song for The Daily Show. Mould’s recently released autobiography, See A Little Light: The Trail of Rage and Melody, covers a tremendous amount of ground, from his early years in a rural farming community in Northern New York, life with an alcoholic parent, his own struggles with addiction and recovery, his varied career as a musician, and his long journey to self-acceptance and happiness as a gay man. Mould lives in San Francisco.
Shepard Fairey is an artist, designer, and illustrator whose work is rooted in the DIY counterculture of punk rock and skateboarding. His graphics, including the Obey Giant, have changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. He is the founder of the creative firm Studio One. In 2008, Fairey’s art reached a new height of prominence when his “HOPE” portrait of Barack Obama became the iconic image of the presidential campaign and helped inspire an unprecedented political movement. The original image now hangs in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.