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Small Bills This Wednesday

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

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!


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.

UPDATE, 8/7/08:


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!


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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.
Hush (formerly Club 86)
6533 Hollywood Blvd (Cross st. is Hudson Ave)
Los Angeles, CA 90028
It will be from 10:00pm – 2:00am.

simple pleasures 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

DJ Diabetic (Shepard Fairey)
+ 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.

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