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things to do in denver…

Other than being arrested by some overzealous “Riot Control” reserve warriors, my experience at the DNC and Manifest Hope art show in Denver was stellar. Despite brief incarceration, me, my assistant Z Bomit, and Denver locals Scott Lefavor and Nik Harrington managed to crush the streets with posters. We did not waste a minute, and got on the plane back to LA covered in wheat paste.
The Party for Manifest Hope was Amazing. We closed the block off and had The Silver Sun Pickups, The Cold War Kids, Death Cab For Cutie, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, and DJ Z-Trip play. Sarah Silverman performed stand up comedy. All of the artists and musicians made the whole project amazing… thank y’all. I was so happy with our event that I did not even get that pissed about all the bootlegs of my Obama image. All is forgiven if Obama wins, but if you want an Obama shirt, buy one of the legit Obey versions from Urban Outfitters or another Obey retailer, because ALL the money goes into more Obama posters and stickers for swing states. Thanks for giving a shit.
-Shepard

http://blogs.westword.com/demver/2008/08/creator_of_iconic_obama_hope_p.php

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digital gravel in black and white

After a few months of trying to link Shepard and Digital Gravel together for an official commentary, the Black & White re-issue tee series is finally available on their site this Friday.  Only a handful of tees per graphic were pressed, so get em while they’re luke warm…. To purchase visit www.digitalgravel.com

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Shepard Autographed Stickers

STICKER ROBOT HAS SIGNED OBAMA STICKERS!!!!

They are releasing 200 of Shepard’s autographed 10″ vinyl mini-poster/stickers tomorrow, Sept 3rd.

To purchase please visit www.stickerobot.com/obama/special.php

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revok tyrants!

The Tyrant Boot print was inspired by the Frederick Douglas quote “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress”. Frederick Douglas, an African American, was a leader of the Abolitionist Movement. He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, woman, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, “I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong.”
I felt that this print is appropriate for the situation my friend Revok is facing. Revok has been a major inspiration for me since I saw he and Saber’s huge pieces in the San Fran Bay area in the mid 90’s. I’ve never seen a Revok piece that did not enhance its surroundings. In July, the famed Los Angeles graffiti artist was arrested on felony vandalism charges. Indio police raided REVOK’s home, confiscating art supplies, cameras, hard drives, computers—essentially everything he uses to earn a living. This has crippled his entire business and destroyed his income. To add insult to injury, the felony charges are excessive and unjustified. REVOK is a celebrated artist who has dedicated his life to his work, not a criminal deserved of jail time. To fight these charges, REVOK will incur great legal expenses. If you would like to help, buy this print, or please visit www.revok1.com to see more of his work. All profit from the Tyrant Boot will go to Revok’s legal defense fund. Combat oppression, support and buy something.

-Shepard

Tyrant Boot, Edition of 450, $45… On sale Thursday, 8/21 – Ebayers not welcomed. SOLD OUT

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somehow, we all seem connected

Somehow, We All Seem Connected
New Works by Steven Harrington and Justin Krietemeyer

Opening Reception: August 23, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 23 – September 19

SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS
1331 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
T: 213.213.0078
[email protected]
www.subliminalprojects.com

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Small Bills This Wednesday

SMALL BILLS
Opening Party, Wednesday Aug 20th, 7 – 10pm

Presented by Steven Arroyo and Curtis Kulig
Featuring artwork by Shepard Fairey, Chris Pastras, Skullphone, Bigfoot, Kill Pixie, Harif Guzman, Rick Rodney and David Browne

Music by DJ Diabetic

SMALL BILLS
8200 1/2 West 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA

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Manifest Hope Gallery

Art plays a pivotal role in creating cultural momentum. The Manifest Hope Gallery celebrates that role and shines a spotlight on artists across the nation who use their voices to amplify and motivate the grass roots movement surrounding the Obama Campaign. The Manifest Hope Gallery highlights the central themes of the progressive grass-roots movement- Hope Change, Progress, Unity and Patriotism.

The Manifest Hope Gallery, housed within Denver’s Andenken Gallery, and an additional transformed warehouse space, spans 10,000 sq. ft. and will draw together a works as varied as the voices of the artists who created them. Manifest hope will showcase some of the finest modern contemporary artists, acclaimed NY painters and sculptors, activated grass roots and street artists, and present the most widely recognized pieces seen throughout the 2008 presidential primary campaign, as well as newly commissioned works and previous works on loan from some of the United States top artists.

for more information please head over to http://www.manifesthope.com/

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obey x al rockoff part 2 – SOLD OUT!

PRINT IS SOLD OUT!

UPDATE, 8/14

We apologize for the mishap on the release. I know a lot people tried to purchase the print with no luck, as our system malfunctioned. We are going to try this again and reattempt to release the print tomorrow, Friday, 8/15. We are not releasing the print at a specific time but it will go on sale between the hours of 9am – 7pm PST.

Here is the second collaboration with legendary photographer Al Rockoff. This is image is rightfully named, Duality of Humanity 3.

1 Print per Customer/Household.
EBAY’ers and EBAY Flippers are not welcomed. If suspected and caught of Ebaying prints your order will be automatically refunded and you will no longer be permitted to purchase from OBEY GIANT. For more information on our Policies, please click here.

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obey x public enemy x glen e friedman x clothing

UPDATE, 8/13/08

Just a forewarning that legendary photographer and 3 time OBEY collaborator, Glen E Friedman will be having a Solo Exhibition at our Subliminal Projects Gallery in December. Some details are below but more information will be available at www.subliminalprojects.com.

Glen E Friedman
Solo Exhibition
December 13th – January 9th
Legendary photographer Glen E. Friedman, who is responsible for taking some of the most recognizable early skate photography as well as photos of musical pioneers such as Minor Threat, Black Flag, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Ice-T and Public Enemy.
www.burningflags.com

UPDATE, 8/7/08:

PRINT IS SOLD OUT

UPDATE, 8/5/08:

The Print will be released Aug 7th
Edition of 400, $80, Signed by Chuck D, Glen E Friedman, and Shepard

Public Enemy is my favorite, and in my opinion, the most important hip hop group of all time. I became interested in the group after reading a Thrasher magazine review of their first album which described Public Enemy’s music as “the new punk”. I was into punk and hardcore all through middle school and high school, but by 87-88 I was feeling they had run their course. I liked the Beastie Boys (who had coincidentally originally been a hardcore band) and RUN DMC, but not until Public Enemy did I feel Hip Hop was the new punk. I love Public Enemy’s first record: Yo, Bum Rush The Show, but it was only the warm up for the sonic and lyrical firestorm of It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back and Fear of a Black Planet. Those records are must have classics and showed P.E. to be one of the most important forces in music, politics, and culture of the late 20th century. Public Enemy have continued to tour and put out great records for the last twenty years. Chuck D, the group’s founder is an author, activist, and lecturer as well. Public Enemy has been a huge inspiration for me. My design studio (Studio Number One) was named after the song Public Enemy Number One from which the group’s name was derived. The photo the print is illustrated from is by Glen E. Friedman. Glen shot the first two Public Enemy album covers as well as covers for LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, Minor Threat, among others. Glen’s book FUCK YOU HEROES is a must have(link here). I am incredibly honored to to be able to bring Public Enemy,Glen E Friedman, and Obey together for this collaboration. The print is signed by me, Chuck D., and Glen E. Friedman. Enjoy!

-Shepard Fairey

The Print will be released the first week of August. The clothing is out now, so get yours. Stay Tuned!

www.publicenemy.com
www.burningflags.com

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manifest hope

The “Yes We Can” video by will.i.am. The 1000+ positive Obama ads created by MoveOn members. The iconic Obama “HOPE” poster created by artist Shepard Fairey.

Barack Obama’s historic candidacy has sparked an unprecedented artistic outpouring. Now, in partnership with Shepard Fairey and his Obey Giant collective, we’re offering a new way for artists—anyone with a pen and paper qualifies—to share their talents and help elect Barack Obama at the same time.

It’s called Manifest Hope, and it’s a new Obama art contest for 2D and 3D art, from painting to photography to sculpture. The winners will be shown at the Manifest Hope Gallery online and in Denver during the Democratic convention alongside works from dozens of established and influential artists.

If you think you might want to enter, or want updates on the contest, please click here:

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