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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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dj diabetic at hush tomorrow

My friend Simon who tour manages The Raveonettes, Jesus and Mary Chain, Klaxons, etc… is starting a new Tuesday night at Hush (formerly Club 86) in Hollywood. I’m DJ’ing with Simon this Tues. the 12th. The vibe is going to be a bit of rock, and a bit of dance… the perfect blend of pump your fist and shake your rump. It should be fun.
-Shepard
Hush (formerly Club 86)
6533 Hollywood Blvd (Cross st. is Hudson Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
323-871-8634
It will be from 10:00pm – 2:00am.

simple pleasures this saturday

SIMPLE PLEASURES 01
THIS SATURDAY
August 9th, 2008, 1-8PM
Subliminal Projects
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles CA, 9002

Studio Number One presents Simple Pleasures at Subliminal Projects Gallery, an on-going series of cultural investigations into the things we love, admire, obsess and collect.
SIMPLE PLEASURES 01, curated by Zach Gibson of Studio Number One, Joel Speasmaker of Forest, and Justin VanHoy of The Dutch Press, will showcase independent publishing and experimentation in zine making from Los Angeles and beyond. There will be over 20 different exhibitors selling merchandise and a panel discussion inside the Subliminal Projects Gallery exploring topics such as the role of accesible art, modern book design and means of content deveopment.
Visit the site for more http://www.studionumberone.com/simpleasures

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Print price increase

We will be releasing today’s prints at 3pm PST. As some of you may notice, there will be a slight increase in price for the print to $45. The price increase is going to help support some new OBEY infrastructure and upgrades to our technology to help with the demand. We are still keeping with our philosophy in keeping our prints affordable. Thanks for understanding and best of luck.

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OBEY x OBAMA x Z-trip

A Fundraiser Party for Obama

First 100 arrivals will receive Obey’s Obama “HOPE” poster
All proceeds go to the Obama Campaign

with:
Z-Trip
DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey)
Troublemaker
+ Special Guests

@ Echoplex
1154 Glendale Blvd
(Enter through alley)
Los Angeles, CA 90026

Tickets available at ticketweb.com

8pm / $20 / 18+

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obama support

I have been amazed by how many musicians and actors have chosen to express their support of Obama for president. Below are Scott Ian from Anthrax, Green Lantern (Nas’s DJ) and LL Cool J. Other entertainers seen in the Obama tee are Flea, King Britt, Ryan Phillipe, Z-Trip, etc… I think it’s pretty inspiring.
-Shepard

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obey x al rockoff

7/28 UPDATE: PRINT IS SOLD OUT

Shepard was recently presented with the opportunity to illustrate some incredible photographs taken by photojournalist Al Rockoff. The images that were drawn to Shepard fit exactly with the current times and express same complex emotions many people felt during the Vietnam War and feel today with war in Iraq.

Al Rockoff’s photos reveal the brutality, but also the conflicted humanity seen in war. The risks Rockoff took to capture his images were often as great as the risks of the subjects he wished to document. I’m honored to be able to work with Al Rockoff.
– Shepard

We will be releasing a series of prints based on Rockoff’s images the first of which is entitled Duality of Humanity 2. This print will released this Saturday, 7/26, at a random time. We will not be announcing the release time.

Al Rockoff is an American photojournalist made famous by his coverage of the Vietnam War and of the Khmer Rouges’ takeover of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital. He was also portrayed in the Academy Award winning film The Killing Fields, although he has never been happy with his portrayal.

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designrelated.com interview

SHEPARD FAIREY
An Interview with the Artist

by Sean Hartman | July 23, 2008

You’ve seen his art on the streets. You’ve seen his shirts on celebrities, musicians and tattoo artists. You’ve seen him featured in everything from skateboard magazines to fine art publications. He’s been a character in a video game, a guest on Dave Navarro and Henry Rollins’ talk shows, and his iconic Andre the Giant face has been seen literally everywhere. He’s Shepard Fairey, and you know him. Even if you haven’t realized that you’re familiar with his work, you are. Although over the years he’s become known as “the OBEY guy”, he’s much more than that. He’s a father, a businessman, a DJ and a hell of an artist. One might argue about whether or not he’s an artist, and perhaps his style isn’t for everyone… but one thing is certain—Shepard Fairey works harder than you.