Check out our new Friends Picks feature where friend of OBEY pick some of their favorite items at the moment.Â The first picks are from our friend, Rebecca Willa Davis of NYLON Magazine.Â Look for more Friends Picks to come...
If you live in the LA area come check out the premiere of 180 South on Tues, May 25 in Santa Monica. Shepard created the poster art and we sold the Sin Represas shirts to raise money for Conservacion Patagonica.
HERE's some more info from our site.
and HERE for the movie's site
This Friday at OBEY Radio we celebrate the art, music and inspiration of our man, KUTMAH , along with our extended Southern California family. Please join us and help donate to Kutmah's case... For More info, log on to: www.freekutmah.com.
KUTMAH / OBEY Limited Artist Series Fall 2008
This is the only video I can find of Justin... Clement & Co... Please put your vid back up!
All happening at THE CROSBY (400 N. Broadway St Santa Ana CA 92701)
With Special Guests: Ras G, Samiyam, Take, Teebs, Nobody, ABCNT, Pubes, Coleman, noMSG, Roam, and more!
Live Tee Screenprinting of KUTMAH's Art by Hit+Run ($20/tee)
Bar sales percentage, open donation box, & 100% of tee sales go directly to Kutmah.
Support Por Favor!
May Day is observed in most countries outside of the U.S. as International Worker's Day or Labor Day. Â The word "mayday" is also a distress signal, a call for help and a call to action. Shepard Fairey, a longtime underground and street artist who came to be a household name with his "Hope" poster of Barack Obama, evoked both of these meanings at once with his "May Day" exhibition at Deitch Projects in New York City.
In addition to the gallery show, Shepard hasn't forgotten his street art roots, painting a mural on the street at Lafayette and Bowery, and several less formal pieces of his have been spotted throughout the city recently.
The exhibit is open through May 29th at the Deitch gallery. We sat down there recently with Shepard and Antonino to talk about art, rock'n'roll, populism, politics, and the common threads that run through all of their work. GRITtv
Our good friend and past collaborator, Martha Cooper, is launching her new book called Name Tagging tomorrow night at our POP UP store.Â Â Â Come out for some free beer & intellectual masturbation.Â Itâ€™s located at 151 Orchard Street, NYC.
Hereâ€™s a little bio for the ill-informed:
Martha Cooper is a documentary photographer who has specialized in documenting urban vernacular art and architecture for over thirty years. In 1977, Martha moved to New York City and worked as a staff photographer on the NY Post for three years. During that time she began to shoot graffiti and break dancing, subjects which led to her extensive coverage of early Hip Hop as it emerged from the Bronx.
Marthaâ€™s first book Subway Art, has been in print since 1984 and is affectionately called the â€œBibleâ€ by graffiti artists worldwide. Her next book, R.I.P.: Memorial Wall Art looks at memorial murals in NYC and Hip Hop Files 1980-1984 contains hundreds of rare, early Hip Hop photos. We B*Girlz is an intensive look at girls who breakdance worldwide, and Street Play and New York State of Mind are her collections of NYC photos from the late 70â€™s. Her latest work documents nearly a decade of hand drawn tags and street art on stickers that she photographed. The best finds are now published in a little book called Name Tagging.
If you're in LA check this little diddy of a party popping off in Highland Park. I think i'll be over there playing records tonight. Notice the early hours because the one and only Ben Franklin taught me, "Early to bed early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise."
If you're still lurking around NY, drop by our pop up store tomorrow for a ton of replenished clothes & accessories.Â If you're lucky you might even get there before the posters are gone.
had one day to walk around New York to people watch and see the sights. its a little random, but oh well!
and finally.... for roams
4 hours in 44 seconds
A time lapse of the NY process.
It's nice to see the boys back in the office, after a long, hearty trip out in the East. I just asked Pubes... "So, aside from the Deitch show and the after-party, what'd you guys do out there?" He replied, "Uhhh... build shit?!" And that, my friends, is the theme of this post... "Building shit." Jon came back with oodles of photos, so let's crack em open and see how the weekend panned out for the posse.
The man of the moment, Mr. Shepski.
Ron English & an OG OBEY Icon Tee
A tie for the "1st Annual Tall Man Contest" goes to Josh (No Comprendo) & Dave (Chromeo)
Freddie, Russell, & Frank
Olivia (Philip Lim) & Sawyers Mom
Erin Han & Abby (Breath of the Cat)
Sawyers Pops, Kenzo Minami, Saidah Blount
Blu Jemz & Unknowns...
Brothers T, Colby, Pete McCoubrey
- triple teamed by (Jon, Pubes, & Roam)