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ART AS A WEAPON

I met Jeffrey Durkin while in San Diego painting my Burmese Monk mural and we discussed his film “Art as a Weapon.” I really liked what the film was about and am happy to be a part of it. He documents and follows a school in Myanmar that teaches street art as a form of non-violent struggle, and shines the light on Buddhism and human rights in Burma – and clearly anything that incorporates art and activism is something that I support. If you have a moment check it out below.
– Shepard

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Dennis Morris / The Bollocks: Release and Book Signing

In 2013, Shepard collaborated with photographer Dennis Morris on a series of works focusing on the life of Sid Vicious, culminating in Subliminal Project’s joint show SID: Superman Is Dead. Dennis’s shots of Sid Vicious served as the basis for this collaboration specifically covering Sid’s volatile tenure as the Sex Pistols’s bassist. Now in 2014, Morris presents a comprehensive exposé of the entire band in his work, The Bollocks. This new publication features a foreword by Shepard and additional texts by Dennis Morris and Billy Idol. Limited to 200 copies, The Bollocks will also come with two individually signed and numbered 18×12 inch prints by Morris to be presented in a hand stenciled wooden box. Be sure to check out this extraordinary glimpse into the world of the Sex Pistols. Click here to purchase and if you’re in the Los Angeles area be sure to check out Dennis’s book signing on Friday, December 19 at Known Gallery on North Fairfax Avenue. Details below:

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Kai and Sunny / Lots of Bits of Star

My friends Kai and Sunny have a great show of new work up at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in NYC. We collaborated on a piece together that is included in the show. Check it out in person if you are in NYC, or online HERE.
-Shepard

Be sure to catch this show before it closes this Saturday, December 20!

Jonathan LeVine Gallery
529 W 20th Street, Gallery I
New York, NY 10011

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Earth Crisis Prints

As you all know I’m concerned about the future of the planet. My political stance on protecting the planet is driven by my concern for the quality of life for future generations, not by any financial benefit for me. When you look at the true motives of those who deny climate change, they are transparent in their greed or their political benefit for those aligning themselves with certain corporate donors. The correlation between Carbon emissions and climate change is virtually unanimous in the scientific community. I’m not an alarmist, but I do think people need to understand reality… check out some of the info on this NASA site: http://climate.nasa.gov The government does not want to send citizens into panic and hysteria, so I imagine these stats err on the mild side. If you aren’t a bit concerned, what is it going to take… Florida, New Orleans, and NYC submerged?

Proceeds from this print will go to the NRDC to aid in their efforts to influence legislation to protect the environment. Thanks for caring.
-Shepard

3 Colorways available.  18 x 24 inch screen print on cream Speckletone paper.  Signed and numbered edition of 200.  Limit 1 per person/household.  $50.

Release date: December 15, 2014 at a random time between 10 and 11am PST in PRINTS

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Agenda Emerge conference

I’ll be at Agenda Emerge in Long Beach, CA on January 6th, 6-10pm. Get tix HERE and enter OBEY to get your $30 posse discount. Agenda Emerge, powered by GroupY, is a creative and brand building conference. Other speakers joining me include: Tinker Hatfield (VP Nike Innovation & Creative Concepts), Bob Hurley (Founder of Hurley), Lyndon Cormack (Co-founder of Herschel Supply), CR Stecyk III, Mike Ness (Lead Singer of Social Distortion), and Ryan Hurley (Creative Director for Hurley).

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A Message from the Shipping Department

Our office will be closed between Dec 22 to Dec 28, 2014.  If you are on the East Coast we recommend that you place your order by Monday, Dec.15 to ensure your order ships before the holiday break.  If you are on the West Coast we recommend that you place your order by Wednesday, Dec. 17  (this is for domestic orders only).  All orders placed on Friday Dec 19 will be shipped after we return on Monday Dec 29th.   Thank you for your patience and support!

Reminder: Obey Giant is located in California.  We ship via Ground Service only. We can not guarantee delivery times so place your order early!  Please let us know if you have any questions by emailing us at [email protected]

Enjoy the holidays!

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INTERPOLATION DIPTYCH RELEASING TODAY!

The Interpol guys and I were happy enough with our mural collaboration that we decided to make a screen print diptych set of the same art. 450 sets will be signed by me alone, and 100 sets will be signed by me and the band and available on Interpol’s website (SOLD OUT). If you missed the post about my history with Interpol(the band) and our recent mural collaboration… here you go:

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‘CNN Ones to Watch’ with Shepard Fairey and Steve Lazarides Airs Friday

Be sure to catch Shepard on CNN’s new international series Ones to Watch this Friday, December 12 at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1630 GMT / 1730 GMT. CNN Ones to Watch shines light on the next big names in culture and the arts. This premiere episode is dedicated to street art; exploring the subculture which is turning into a multi-million dollar industry. Shepard and former Banksy associate turned art-dealer Steve Lazarides pick artist POSE, Shamsia Hassani from Kabul, and Portuguese artist Vhils as ‘Ones to Watch’. The two also discuss what it takes to break through as a street artist, why they picked these artists as Ones to watch and more! Shepard tells the program:

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Obey Clothing Warehouse Sale!

It’s that time of the year again! This year’s OBEY Clothing warehouse sale will run for 2 weekends in a row! Everything you need to know is in the flyer below. As it gets closer to the sale, ObeyClothing.com will be posting photos of all the goods that will be available, so stay tuned!

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Subliminal projects holiday bazaar!

While Art Basel is popping in Miami, there’s plenty of art to see in Los Angeles! If you’re in the area you should stop by our gallery Subliminal Projects for our Holiday Bazaar, a group exhibition featuring many of our in-house talent as well as other local and LA-centric artists! Artists include: Shepard Fairey, Amanda Gordon Dunn, Andrew Holder, Angela Chvarak, Anthony Sneed, Britt Harrison, Camile Rose Garcia, Casey Ryder, Dale Dreiling, Deedee Cheriel, Ernesto Yerena, Evan Hecox, Francisco Reyes Jr., Gary Panter, J. Frede, Michael C. Hsiung, MR Herget, Monica Canilao, Nil Ultra, Nicholas Bowers, Richard David Sigmund, Stanley Donwood, Sterling Bartlett, Steve Harrington and Tara Smith! Come check out a great selection of works and possibly get your holiday shopping done in the process. Hope to see you there!

Opening reception tomorrow December 6 from 2 – 6pm.

Exhibition runs from December 6 – January 10.

Subliminal Projects is located at: 1331 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026

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