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OBEY Clothing Spring 2009 Collection Now Available Online

 The OBEY Clothing Spring 09 collection is now up over at shop.obeyclothing.com. The Men’s collection features an array of cut & sew pieces from basics and streetwear staples to more fashion forward styles such as cuffed coated poplin shorts, mini collar wovens, waxed cotton jackets, and more. Scooped neck knits and a variety of t-shirt styles fill in the rest of the line to offer a little something for everyone.

Over on the Women’s side a variety of pieces such as washed out denim and knits, garment dye pencil skirts, rompers, and cotton coated trash bag shorts are available. Other highlights include nautical inspired raincoats, menswear style plaids, and more. A full line of jewelry and accessories, Chanel inspired laptop bag, hats, and scarves complete the three contemporary collections offered in our ladies spring line.

FOR MORE INFO VISIT OBEYCLOTHING.COM

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Robbie Conal Artist Profile

I consider Robbie Conal one of the most important street poster artists and one of my biggest inspirations conceptually. I saw his CONTRA DICTION poster on the streets of LA when I was visiting in 1987. We collaborated on an ant-Bush campaign in 2004. Check out this video of Robbie.
-Shepard


Artist Profile: Robbie Conal from By Osmosis TV on Vimeo.

CBS News Sunday Morning

CBS News did a feature on Shepard and his art this past Sunday.  It covers the ICA show to, of course, OBAMA.  Check it!

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REMIX: Making Art & Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy

LIVE from the NYPL and WIRED magazine kick off the Spring 2009 season with a discussion of the emerging remix culture. 

Shepard Fairey, contemporary artist, illustrator and graphic designer 
Steven Johnson, author of The Invention of Air 
Lawrence Lessig, founder of Creative Commons and author of Remix 

The New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Sciences Library 
Celeste Bartos Forum, Fifth Ave and 42nd St 

Thursday, February 26, 2009 , 7:00 p.m.  
Tickets Available at SMARTTIX.com

What is the future for art and ideas in an age when practically anything can be copied, pasted, downloaded, sampled, and re-imagined? This will be the topic of the evening as discussed by Lawrence Lessig, author of Remix, founder of Creative Commons, and one of the leading legal scholars on intellectual property issues in the Internet age; acclaimed street artist Shepard Fairey, whose iconic Obama “HOPE” poster was recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery; and cultural historian Steven Johnson, whose new book, The Invention of Air, argues that remix culture has deep roots in the Enlightenment and among the American founding fathers. 

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OBEY x DILLA – Obey Giant

PRINT IS SOLD OUT! THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT.

J Dilla was a great music producer who died of lupus. Now his mom has lupus and needs help with her medical bills. This collaborative poster with B+ will benefit Dilla’s mom “Ma Dukes”. There is a benefit concert as well. Info below. Please support “Ma Dukes”.
-Shepard

Edition of 400, 18 x 24, Signed by B+ and Shepard, $55
50 prints will be sold at the Benefit Event on Sunday Feb 22.
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TIMELESS:
COMPOSER/ARRANGER SERIES II of IV: “A Suite for Ma Dukes”
Carlos Niño + Miguel Atwood-Ferguson w/40-Piece Orchestra • DJ Sets by:
House Shoes + J.ROCC | Very Special Guests TBA
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009 in Los Angeles
Tickets Available via TICKETMASTER and The Luckman Arts Complex Box Office +1 323 343 6600

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Danceright, Feb, 19th

Its about that time again… If you are in LA this Thursday, come by and celebrate the Bday of the one and only Shepard Fairey!  He will be there with two turntables and a microphone but PLEASE DO NOT bring anything for him to sign, you will be refused at the door.  Check out DANCERIGHT.net and the Flyer for more info.

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Latest and Greatest…

Here some new relevant articles on the latest happenings in the OBEY world.  The first article is a recent published article from the BOSTON GLOBE on Shepard and Boston’s recent experience with all that is OBEY.  Second is a nice little touch on the ICA exhibition and what you can expect to see – Thanks to Manuel at Fecal Face for the mentions.

READ THE BOSTON GLOBE ARTICLE HERE – A Long Tradition of Bending Images

READ THE FECAL FACE ICA EXHIBITION FEATURE HERE

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ICA Boston Sneak Preview

20 Years in the making…

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Shepard x Appropriation x Supertouch

As some of you may have heard or read the criticism regarding Shepard and the accusations of plagiarism in his artwork.  Shepard has always been open to explaining his work and his processes but SuperTouch has just posted an editorial discussing the topic of appropriation in Shepard’s work.  Take a look at the feature and come to your conclusions.

SUPERTOUCH EDITORIAL:
“THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE: SHEPARD FAIREY AND THE ART OF APPROPRIATION”

VISIT SUPERTOUCHART.COM HERE

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Charlie Rose

A Conversation with Artist Shepard Fairey

CHECK OUT THE CHARLIE ROSE WEBSITE HERE

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