Shepard Fairey makes a very public body of art using stickers, posters and stencils and puts his work on the street in order to send some static interference out into the world’s sea of images and messages. With Street Art there’s no committee deciding whether work can go up, there’s no censorship and there is total freedom of expression. Here’s a collection of pictures depicting the use of Obey Giant imagery in the street, mostly by Shepard himself (the guy’s a non stop pasting machine!) but also by the dedicated followers of the Obey Giant and Obey Clothing Campaigns.
March 2007 - Icon Face & Proud Parents, LA
March 2007 - Revolution Girl, New York
March 2007 - Icon Face, Tokyo
January 2007 - Tri-Face, Brighton
January 2007 - "One of the most photographed art pieces", East London
December 2006 - Sample Sale for the lucky people on the know, London
September 2006 - Art Nuveau sighting near Triads, Middlesborough
September 2006 - Finishing touches to the instore mural at Gloria's, London
September 2006 - Shepard casts an approving eye over the scale of his work, Newcastle
September 2006 - Spank the Monkey Exhibition Piece
September 2006 - Jesmond Underground Station, Newcastle
May 2006 - Camden, London
May 2006 - Angel, London
May 24th 2006 - Shepard checking the Serato is keeping up!!
May 24th 2006 - The Party in full swing, Broadwick Street, London.
May 24th 2006 - The completed installation at the party space, Broadwick Street, London.
May 24th 2006 - Working on the Installation for the Bond after signing party!
May 23rd 2006 - Shepard's Installation in the yard at Cargo, East London.
May 2006 - Icon Face spotted in Portobello, London.
May 2006 - Force Majeure (Falmouth) store window display
May 2006 - Spotted in Old Street, London.
May 19th 2005 - Through the window at Phonica!
May 19th 2005 - The launch night party at Phonica for the Obey Print show.
May 19th 2005 - Sample Sale at Phonica
May 19th 2005 - Phonica Record Store - Soho, London
June 30th 2005 - The Giant is in town!!!
June 30th 2005 - The doors are open!
June 2004 - Natterjacks (Kingston) store window.
Feb 2005 - Joey bill board, Birmingham
Aug 2004 - Bond store window display
April 2005 - Urban Industry (Eastbourne) window display.