Tue, 17 May 2011 08:07:48
Here’s the lowdown on Obey Records and our mix tape releases together with some subtitles for those practicing their Russian!! Budem zdorovy!!!
Shepard works with Death Cab For Cutie!
Tue, 10 May 2011 08:32:04
Art in the Streets at MOCA
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:57:29
UK Sample Sale!!!!
Mon, 18 Apr 2011 09:11:06
Here’s the special heads up for our Easter Weekend Obey Mens and Womens Sample Sale!!!
Later this week we will be resident once again on Dray Walk within The Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, East London.
The doors will be open this coming Good Friday 22nd April at 10.30am through to 5pm Easter Sunday.
We will be fully stocked up with lots of new Mens and Womens pieces and everything will be half price or less!!!
Let 5 of your good friends know about the sale and Andre the Giant will send you good luck all this week!
Liverpool Sreet is your nearest tube station, come down and say hello!
See you at the weekend!
We head down to G-Son Studios!!!
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 22:29:29
Obey Giant x Austin SXSW
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:20:12
Photos by Geoff Hargadon.
Obey Giant x HOPE x Austin SXSW
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 17:19:54
The Obey Giant crew have been busy of the back of Shepards Revolutions exhibition hitting up Austin with paper and paste for a couple of days during the SXSW festival. The largest of the murals, six giant LP covers based on the 12 inch record format from Revolutions was created on prime real estate donated by the HOPE Campaign to help kick off their Local to Global Outdoor Gallery Project – the largest outdoor gallery mural project in Austin.
For more information on the HOPE Campaign please visit http://blog.hopecampaign.org/
Opening Party: REVOLUTIONS
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 13:26:24
Photography By Jon Furlong
REVOLUTIONS Gallery Preparations…
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:45:45
Photography By Jon Furlong
REVOLUTIONS Studio Preparation…
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 12:20:47
“Long before I knew about art galleries or even street art, I was excited about album cover art, if only because it was the visual counterpart to the music on the records I loved. Album covers conjured a euphoric association with the listening experience. Most of my earliest home-made tee shirts were stencils based on punk album covers. I’ve had some very moving encounters with art in my life, especially in the street, but almost nothing can compare with the first time I heard the boots marching and first chord of the Sex Pistols’ Holidays in the Sun, or the air raid sirens leading into “too black, too strong” on the intro to Public Enemy’s It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, or the opening guitar scream of Black Flag’s Rise Above. Those songs did, and still do, make my arm hairs stand up. Music is visceral and accessible, but also has the additional powerful layers of the lyrics, with their content and politics, and the style, politics, and personalities of the musicians themselves. No matter how much I love art, or try to convince myself of its relevance in society, the fact remains that music is a lot cooler and way more able to reach people’s hearts and minds… but I’m a populist and I look at this way: I may not play an instrument, but I’m gonna rock it hard as nails anyway. With my art I try to capture the same energy and spirit that makes music so powerful and democratic. REVOLUTIONS is a celebration of all the great music and accompanying art that has inspired me over the years.”
Photography By Jon Furlong
Since 1989, the Obey street art campaign has become an important urban phenomenon, subconsciously touching those well aware of their environment. Through the vision of Shepard Fairey, Obey has evolved into one of the most controversial yet influential symbols of the 21st century. Derived from Andre the Giant, a pop-culture athlete in the eighties, the Obey icon has been bombed in developed and rural cities around the world. Its ambiguous idea immediately sparks philosophical discussion and ultimately motivates the inner-person through active participation.
With the help of Mike Ternosky and Erin Wignall, Obey Clothing continues to spread Shepard Fairey's message through Men's and Women's sportswear fashion and one-of-a-kind accessories. Every Obey Clothing designed piece is cleverly thought out, attracting people of all genres and ages, reminding them of the days when "style" was a one syllable word. Men's and Women's Obey T's, sweats, knits, Obey denim, belts, wallets and military inspired jackets and caps are all examples of what we are known for. Season after season, Obey Clothing has progressed into a brand that holds a huge amount of content and depth. To find a Men's or Women's store where you can buy Obey Clothing, click on the UK Stockists section on the menu bar.
The Obey campaign can be explained as an experiment in Phenomenology.
The first aim of Phenomenology is to reawaken a sense of wonder about one's environment.
The Obey campaign attempts to stimulate curiosity and bring people to question both the campaign and their relationship with their surroundings.
Because people are not used to seeing advertisements or propaganda for which the motive is not obvious, frequent and novel encounters with Obey propaganda provoke thought and possible frustration, never the less revitalizing the viewer's perception and attention to detail.