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SUPER WEDNESDAY

The California Primaries are over, but the pasters will still stay up.

Below are a few pasters that we have seen around town.

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Guest artist Cleon Peterson

Guest artist Cleon Peterson is an LA-based graphic artist and painter who happens to work at Studio Number One. I’ve know Cleon since 96 or 97 when we were both living in San Diego and he was one of the most sought after illustrators in the skateboard business. Cleon has designed logos and graphics for Foundation Skateboards, Pig Wheels, and Zero Skateboards to name a few. I hired Cleon for various freelance projects in San Diego and he even went postering with me some. A few years later Cleon got a design degree from Art Center, and then a Masters from Cranbrook. He offered to help design my monograph “Supply and Demand” and was so good we brought him into Studio Number One full time. -Shepard

The featured screen print is from Cleon’s most recent body of work which focuses on multi-panel installations of obscure but anxiety-ridden scenes of anonymous death and violence. The poster is 4 color and an edition of 100. There are only 38 available for sale on obeygiant.com. The print is $50. Cleon has shown at New Image Art in Los Angeles and Deitch Projects in New York. Cleon is also featured in the current issue of Juxtapoz. For information on Cleon’s fine art go to newimageart.com

This print will be released, Wednesday, Feb. 6

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Obama Press and Updates

Check out this interview that Shepard did for Creativity Online about why he did the Obama poster. Also after the jump check out the user submitted obama has a posse image and the obama icon image.

Also, take a look at this clip that was take at an event where OBAMA spoke at over the weekend in Los Angeles.  He makes a good point…. click here.

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California Democratic Debate

If you were in Los Angeles yesterday you might have spotted a few Obama pasters around Hollywood where the Debate was taking place. If not, I am sure you will start noticing some around your neighborhood as we get closer to Super Tuesday. Keep an eye out and send us some pics if you catch an Obama poster in your city… This is pic we saw online just outside the Debate, take a look at the background you might see something familiar.

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OBAMA PASTERS UPDATE – OBAMA DOWNLOAD!

We would like to thank for offering your support to help our efforts to bring awareness to the Obama Campaign. With that said, we would like to inform you that we have run out of Obama pasters and have no more to distribute.

For those that have sent in money you will be issued a refund shortly.

If you are still interested in helping get the word out we have made a Downloadable Version of the OBAMA paster so you can print out your own paster to put on the streets. To download the image please right click here and save it to your computer. This downloadable image is not to be used for merchandise or any other profitable means and it is a copyrighted image of Shepard Fairey and OBEY GIANT ART. Make sure you hit the streets before Feb 5th!

OBAMA

UPDATE: Thanks for all those who bought the print in support of OBEY and OBAMA. Unfortunately, the print is sold out and we do not plan on producing another edition. The edition was released earlier today with great response. The PROGRESS screenprint was exclusively available through OBEY and the HOPE offset print will be distributed by the OBAMA Camp as an awareness campaign.

I believe with great conviction that Barack Obama should be the next President. I have been paying close attention to him since the Democratic convention in 2004. I feel that he is more a statesman than a politician. He was against the war when it was an unpopular position (and Hillary was for the war at that time), Obama is for energy and environmental conservation. He is for healthcare reform. Check him out for yourself www.barackobama.com. Proceeds from this print go to produce prints for a large statewide poster campaign.

Thanks.

-Shepard

Those of you who emails us, thank you. But we don’t have anymore! This screenprint is 24 X 36, edition of 350. Available next Wednesday, January 30th, 2009.

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Call to Action!

As many of you may be wondering what’s the deal with this latest print, well, here is the lowdown… Shepard recently created this print to stir up some motivation for individuals to get up and participate in the Presidential Electoral process. These past 8 years have been rough, watching and experiencing a great nation get demoralized by an Administration with selfish intent. We hope to change that this time around with some promising Presidential Candidates. Shepard created this print with the goal to fund a campaign to hit the streets with these pasters to make a call to action to VOTE! These prints will be available sometime this week so keep an eye on the site. Screenprint Edition of 350, 24″ x 36″, at $50 each. 1 VOTE per customer.

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LA Philharmonic Hall

Shepard was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic to do a piece of artwork for their Concrete Frequency Series. The print Shepard created is an image the famous Walt Disney Concert Hall designed by Frank Gehry which is one of Los Angeles’ newest landmarks. For information about the Philharmonic, the Concrete Frequency Series, and Shepard’s involvement please visit, http://www.laphil.com.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

From Shepard and everyone here at OBEY, we wanted to wish you a Happy Holiday and Best in the New Year! We also wanted to THANK all of OBEY’s supporters and fans for making this year an extraordinary one – we couldn’t have gotten here without you. We have new works and plans for 2008, so keep checking up on the site and once again,

Thank you and Happy Holidays!

OBEY::WK INTERACT Collaboration

These prints were made for the Agnes B::OBEY::WK INTERACT Collaborative Exhibition that took place in Tokyo and Paris of this year. We happen to get our hands on a few of the prints after they were only available at the exhibitions and now they are available to all of you! This first batch is only signed by Shepard but for those that want the infamous WK signature its coming soon! Stay tuned.Edition 250, Signed by Shepard Only Check out the pictures after the jump.

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