Super-fresh work from Shepard Fairey (of Obama poster, Obey / Giant Has a Posse, and Swindle Magazine fame) on Ludlow Street, practically across the street from Global Graphica HQ in the heart of the old Lower East Side of Manhattan.

We haven’t seen anything from Fairey for a long time in the “Bel-Del” area (below Delancey St.) — which is a relatively quiet stretch of the LES. It’s nice to see that it’s an original piece of first-rate artwork instead of just the usual “Andre” poster.

We might be wrong, but the object in this image looks like an old-style printing press or factory machine from the Industrial Revolution.