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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Shepard Fairey's Studio Number One and Red Rock Resorts Foundation collaborate to create “Vegas Strong” artwork to benefit victims of Las Vegas tragedy
Iconic images visualized on T-shirts available at www.VegasStrong.co for donation
(Las Vegas, October 6, 2017) – Red Rock Resorts Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of Station Casinos LLC, and Shepard Fairey’s Studio Number One have collaborated to create a number of graphics titled “Neon Fist” and “Shine On” that capture the strength, unity and resilience of the Las Vegas community in the wake of the October 1 tragedy. The iconic images, memorialized on T-shirts, are available for sale at www.VegasStrong.co. One hundred percent of the profits will be donated to local organizations in support of those impacted by the events of October 1.
“I, along with the rest of the world, was devastated to hear about the horrible and horrendous act of terror that took place in Las Vegas earlier this week. I have worked with incredible people in Vegas, and I have friends and family there. I was shocked when the news stories and video images started to circulate of this tragedy. My studio quickly banded together with some leaders in the Las Vegas community to create powerful visual messages of unity to depict the strength and resilience of this community. I'm proud that my team and I could help to contribute something that can give us all a message of hope in this dark time,” said Shepard Fairey.
“We have seen the incredible resolve of this community and hope that these iconic images will serve as a beautiful tribute to both the spirit of those affected by this horrible event and the ‘Vegas Strong’ movement,” said Richard Haskins, President of Red Rock Resorts. “Through this art collaboration, the Red Rock Resorts Foundation will continue to provide meaningful support to those impacted by this tragedy.”
Descriptions of Images:
- Shine On - This graphic was inspired by the neon lights and vintage signage in Las Vegas. The overall composition forms a badge that proclaims the unity and strength of the people.
- Neon Fist - The powerfully clenched hand represents the strength and solidarity of the people of Las Vegas. The vintage neon lettering is a nod to the city’s design history.
In addition to this effort, the Red Rock Resorts Foundation also recently announced that it has committed $1 million to the cause and is providing free hotel rooms to families traveling to Las Vegas to assist those in need.
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About Red Rock Resorts
Red Rock Resorts, Inc. manages and owns a significant indirect equity interest in Station Casinos LLC (“Station”). Station is the leading provider of gaming and entertainment to the residents of Las Vegas, Nevada. Station’s properties, which are located throughout the Las Vegas valley, are regional entertainment destinations and include various amenities, including numerous restaurants, entertainment venues, movie theaters, bowling and convention/banquet space, as well as traditional casino gaming offerings such as video poker, slot machines, table games, bingo and race and sports wagering. Station owns and operates Red Rock Casino Resort Spa, Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa Casino, Palms Casino Resort, Palace Station Hotel & Casino, Boulder Station Hotel & Casino, Sunset Station Hotel & Casino, Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino, Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel, Fiesta Rancho Casino Hotel, Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel, Wildfire Rancho, Wildfire Boulder, Wild Wild West Gambling Hall & Hotel, Wildfire Sunset, Wildfire Valley View, Wildfire Anthem and Wildfire Lake Mead. Station also owns a 50% interest in Barley’s Casino & Brewing Company, Wildfire Casino & Lanes and The Greens. In addition, Station is the manager of Graton Resort & Casino in northern California and owns a 50% interest in MPM Enterprises, L.L.C., which is the manager of Gun Lake Casino in southwestern Michigan.
About STUDIO NUMBER ONE
STUDIO NUMBER ONE (SNO) is a full service creative agency based in Echo Park and founded by artist Shepard Fairey. SNO helps brands take a stand by creating visual experiences and stories worth sharing through strong messaging, iconic design, and methods of disruption.
About Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey was born in Charleston, S.C. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, R.I. In 1989 he created the “Andre the Giant has a Posse” sticker that transformed into the OBEY GIANT art campaign, with imagery that has changed the way people see art and the urban landscape. His work has evolved into an acclaimed body of art, which includes the 2008 "Hope" portrait of Barack Obama, found at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. After 28 years his stickers, guerilla street art presence and more than 80 public murals are recognizable worldwide. His works are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and many others. For more information, please see www.obeygiant.com.
Alex Acuna, Red Rock Resorts
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