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NYC Mural Sites Call Out!

The OBEY CREW is looking for sites in NYC (Manhattan & Brooklyn) that can be used by Shepard Fairey for his mural works in late April to support his exhibition at Deitch Projects Opening on May 1st.  This is your chance to experience the art and be a part of the OBEY phenomenon, in addition to contributing to the enhancement of the urban landscape.  If you are interested in having an genuine Shepard Fairey/OBEY mural, PLEASE CLICK FOR MORE to get all the submission requirements and info.  You supply the wall, we supply the art.  THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!

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Save MY Oceans x SNO

Participant Media has announced that it will take its Social Action campaign for Disneynature’s upcoming motion picture OCEANS on the road with the SAVE MY OCEANS TOUR (www.savemyoceans.com). Studio Number One’s designer Casey Ryder, designed the poster to help spread the word. In conjunction with the opening of the film, the tour will visit a cross-section of college campuses nationwide with a series of events that celebrate our collective passion for the oceans and educate students on what they can do to help protect them.

MORE INFORMATION visit Save My Oceans facebook to become a fan:http://www.facebook.com/savemyoceans

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Congratulations Bill!

Congratulations Healthcare Reform Bill… you may be beaten down and compromised, but you are on your way. Additionally you can at least get health insurance to cover the treatment for your wounds.

Barracuda LA x OBEY

Yesterday the OBEY crew installed a 56′ x 18′ mural at Barracuda on Melrose in LA.  Check it!  The wall is located right across the street from Fairfax High school… just a lil something for the kids!

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Smokey Robinson x Shepard Print Collaboration

To commemorate Smokey Robinson’s 50 years of music, Smokey and Shepard Fairey have just put their signatures on two limited edition prints created by Fairey. The limited edition prints will be released to coincide with Smokey’s Keynote Address in Austin at SXSW Festival on March 18th. There will be two print editions available in two different colorways and will be made available in person March 18th at the SXSW Festival’s Flatstock Poster Show and the Obey Giant Store. Smokey will make a special appearance at the Flatstock booth to celebrate the release and has a concert scheduled for the following evening at the festival’s Austin Music Hall venue.

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LA Marathon 25 Years x SNO Print

Limited-edition Studio Number One Poster Commemorates 25th Honda LA Marathon

Artist Cleon Peterson designed the commemorative poster, which not only includes three L.A.- area icons, but also the start of one of the largest marathons in the world and 2009 women’s champion Tatiana Petrova of Russia. The poster is composed of high-contrast images brightly colored in blue, red and black on a white background and is signed by the artist. Its a numbered edition of 1,050, priced at $45 each (not including sales tax) and $5 from each purchase will be donated to the Students Run LA program which helps to train at-risk youth to reach higher goals in life through the discipline of training for the race. While they last, posters will be available for purchase at the K-Swiss Concept Store at 2427 Main Street in Santa Monica and at the Studio Number One booth at the free-admission LA Marathon Expo to be held next Friday and Saturday at Dodger Stadium.


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Compassion (His Holiness The Dalai Lama)

We’re thrilled to be wishing a very special 75th birthday to His Holiness the Dalai Lama this year. In honor of this Diamond year, and in recognition of March 10th being Tibetan Independence Day, Shepard has created a limited-edition print of His Holiness. The work is based on an image taken by renowned photographer/documentarian Don Farber, who has spent more than 30 years covering the Tibetan leader and community in exile.

Says Shepard: “I’ve always had great admiration for His Holiness and his non-violent approach to the plight of the Tibetan people. When I was approached with the opportunity to work with this beautiful image as a sanctioned source and create a work that evokes the Dalai Lama’s presence as I feel it, I was thrilled. I hope His Holiness remains a presence of compassion in the world for many birthdays to come!”

Please show your support and bring this beautiful portrait into your home. Net proceeds will be divided between Tibet House and LA Friends of Tibet.

“Compassion (His Holiness The Dalai Lama)”
Edition of 500
On sale Wednesday 3/10/2010 at a Random Time.    SOLD OUT
Price: $60
Notice: These will ship after March 22nd

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Last week a news story broke about a Pittsburgh warehouse fire… Lingering in the flames was on old familiar face.  Check out the link and video to get the full scoop.


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Wall Street’s Bailout Hustle

There is a great article by Matt Taibbi in Rolling Stone Magazine, the February Issue, about the economic meltdown and bank abuses which continue under the bail out. Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck are on the cover. The article is very illuminating. I encourage everyone to check it out.


Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion

Funny or Die has made a great video highlighting the need for increased regulation to protect people from abuse by lenders. We all hopefully know that the bailout was needed because of reckless and unethical practices by financial institutions going unchecked. Check out the video and push for increased regulation.

Funny or Die’s Presidential Reunion from Will Ferrell