I often find myself shooting the wider perspective of Shepard's work, but lately I have been focusing on the intricate detail of his stencils and fine art pieces. It's really interesting to see how much time & energy is put into each and every piece.
Furlong / April 19, 2013
Yesterday I was up in LA and decided to swing by Subliminal Projects to check out the new exhibition by Jessica Hess and Tara Smith: Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Check it out if you're in the area.
March 23rd - April 20th, 2013
Wednesday - Saturday 12pm -6pm
1331 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026
- FurlongFurlong / March 29, 2013
We're a couple weeks late on this, but wanted to post anyway. It's great to see our friend and collaborator Martha Cooper being honored for her 70th birthday in grand style, with a surprise mural by an all star cast ( How & Nosm, Faust, Fredom, Terror 161, Bio, Daze, Lady Pink, Free5, Crash and Aiko ) It was only fitting this mural was done on the infamous Houston street wall, where Haring, Scharf, Shep and numerous other great artist have done before. Check out full coverage of the mural on BROOKLYNSTREETART.COM
Photo By: Jaime RojoFurlong / March 22, 2013
Last year, our friend and co-worker Kaci Kasmir was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma and throughout 2012 she went through six cycles of chemotherapy. She has remained so positive the whole time and is very determined to defeat this unfortunate disease. As a matter of fact, we haven't been able to keep her out of the office designing like the wind.
Last month I was asked to document her completion of the chemo treatments and celebrate her starting a new chapter in life. Way to go Kaci!! - Jon Furlong
HELPING BRING AWARENESS FOR THOSE LIVING IN A SHADOW
A very close friend of mine who happens to be an extraordinary artist, Kevin Nocerino, joined forces with me to bring my vision of rebirth after chemotherapy treatments to light. The Bird of Paradise has always been my favorite flower, reminding me of my childhood days. This colorful species brings more meaning to me than ever before, symbolizing freedom and a clear perspective for the future. My thoughts were to share my feelings with those going through their own dark times by symbolizing their rebirth on the most physical manifestation of the poison inside.I want to thank Kevin for his unconditional support and extraordinary talent; Genoa Norris who is a stunning makeup artist and woman for dolling me up; Jon Furlong for his time and incredible photography in documenting these significant moments; and OBEY for allowing me to share my vision of overcoming a trying physical and mental struggle through the expression of art. - Kaci Kasmir
“Without a struggle, there can be no progress” –Frederick DouglassFurlong / February 6, 2013
I was up in LA yesterday shooting and decided to swing by the Deuce to say what up to Shepard and the crew. I thought their work load would've slowed down since we returned from London, but that's not the case!Furlong / November 8, 2012
Friday night at Subliminal Projects was the opening reception for The DEE DEE RAMONE: A MEMORIAL EXIBITION. Unfortunately I wasn't able to stay for the prime time reception, but I was able to snap a few shots. The exhibition will be up until Nov 17th, Stop on by if you're in the area!Furlong / October 29, 2012
So here's the final post to conclude our time in London. As Romeo and DJ Whoo Kid would say, "Maad moisture, yo." which means the weekend festivities were a huge success and x1000 thank you's to everybody who hung with, helped out, and haggled us over the past few weeks. For those heading to London (or planning to head out), remember both the Gallery and Pop-Up Store are open til Nov. 4th. ...Thou shalt not sleep, mate.
The Record Shop Install @stolenspacegallery. Genius !!
++ Shepard brought over a 1000 of his personal records for everyone to enjoy ++
After numerous interviews, Shep snuck over to the Pop-Up Store to play some music.
GREENDOG DIST. aka OBEY France / Spain / Portugal
!!! Opening Night !!! (rain or shine)
DJ Ztrip live Audio / Visual Set !
PSYCH OUT !
Until Next show.
- ROAM & JONFurlong / October 23, 2012
I've lost track of the days and time and everyone is running on fumes, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. The past few days we've been working on both galleries and the pop up store putting the finishing touches on everything. Im not posting any photos of the galleries yet - leaving you in suspense, but heres a little look at whats been going on. PS. the weather has actually been nice
the Andre piece isn't in the show but I thought it made for a good photo
Z-trip flew in yesterday and is getting ready as well for the opening tomorrow night
whole bunch of prints for sell.. ( not available until Saturday Oct 20th )
And now to the pop up store
Shep was getting photographed in the store for some magazine and I wessed the juice
Store is just about ready. come on by - OLD TRUMAN BREWERY
little gift for the staff todayFurlong / October 18, 2012
Hey Friends, we're out here in London to prep for this weekend's festivities. If this is the first time you heard about the show, everything you need to know what I'm talkin' bout is below. Please come thru!
Our official OBEY Clothing London Pop-Up Store Opening this Thursday
OCT 18th - Nov 4th
Addy: 12 Dray Walk, The Old Truman Brewery, London E1 6QL
- ROAMFurlong / October 16, 2012
More long days, but the sun has been out and the brisk bone chilling air is awesome. Especially when your outside all day =) From where I left off last - Shepard and the crew had one more stencil to add to the Old Truman brewery piece before we could head over and start on the next mural.
you can never have enough stickers in the world
Bateman's Row begins
The crowds / fans starting cruising through in waves to view the on going masterpiece. Only down side of this spot of we had to move the cherry pickers every time a car came by. There was a lot of unhappy motorists when "stone wall" was up on the lift. He made them earn it to get through.
No matter how busy Shepard was working on the wall, he always took the time to greet and sign autographs / pictures for his fans.
now back to work
day one was a wrap, ran into a couple of these on the way back to the flat
another long day starts, but atleast the suns out
before heading home Shep was offered to stencil up on a wall over on Leonard st.
day # whatever is over. Starting on the gallery prep / install tomorrow and throughout the week
update coming on thursday, goodbye for nowFurlong / October 15, 2012
Leading off from my last post - The weather gods we're kind to us and had nothing but sun on day 2 for the Ebor mural. People seem to catch wind that we're around as the crowds and flockers grew throughout the day. Shep being Shep always has time for his fans.
first mural faw- done & done!!! heres the end result
headed back to Stolenspace to work on more of the record gallery portion of the show, but on the way we ( I ) did a little site seeing of other great street artists - Vhils
And of course a little of our own action from the previous night.
set up has begun
finished up at the gallery and we had a nice english dinner, thanks to the Stolen Space crew.
Another day has begun and the crew is right back at it.
The truman brewery mural is under wayIt starting raining AGAIN, so we had to delay until morning (example below)
next morning was probably the warmest day so far, which was good cause it let the crew work pretty quick
Just about done. In the mean time - another VERY VERY expensive truck
ran out of space so we had to use this fancy place to stretch some of the canvas ( opening next Thursday 10/18/12)Furlong / October 12, 2012
Its been a hectic past few days, filled with travel, no sleep, work, rain, cold weather and wonderful breakfast. We arrived mid-day Monday and met up with D-FACE over at Stolen Space to pow wow around the next 2 weeks.
Look kids, Big Ben!
Wow, look at that sporty jacket! (shameless self promotion) Available HERE!After that, instead of sleeping we decided to head over to the Waterloo tunnels to check Steve Lazarides Bedlam show.. Cool yet very strange.
Steve Lazarides and Shep
Leaving the show, I had to take advantage of the background and a good one of Shep.
After the 30 some odd hours of no sleep and travel, the next day began. Shep prepping some of his vintage posters for the record install at Stolen Space.
very expensive van
On the walk over to the first wall we spotted a pretty cool piece by ROA
The rain held out so things were looking good. Good people came by through out the day, all good vibes. Here's the beginning of the first street installation
Aaron Paul from Breaking Bad stopped by. Super nice dude!
We're all done for the night, gonna finish up tomorrow.
Stay tuned for more, and check out OBEYCLOTHING on instagram for daily updates.Furlong / October 9, 2012
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We did an OBEY company picnic at the end of last week. No one knew what to except and 100 degree temperatures threatened to put the posse in a bad mood. Luckily everyone rallied and the day turned out to be an epic one.
DIY team jerzies were in effect. They really let us express our individuality over here and allowed us to use as many pieces of flare as we'd like. Some teams thought the bare minimum was sufficient while other's looked like rainbow unicorns dropping leprechaun gold coins from acid clouds.
Whether short shorts, no shorts or a diaper, we don't discriminate.
This relay ended in disaster with Ollie beefing it while coming across the bridge. Small injury compared to Kelly's broken wrist and elbow on the obstacle course.
I think every contestant threw up a little during the pie eating contest.
Winner, winner chicken dinner!
And nothing wrap's up the day better than tossing a pie in the ref's face. I don't think I'm gonna get paid this week now.Furlong / October 3, 2012
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