Every day should be #EarthDay. From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Air (Study) Retired Stencil & Studies Earth Crisis 15 x 20 inches 2016
From the Archives: #ShepardFairey Bob Marley | Slave Driver, 2015 Screenprint on Paper 18 x 24 inches
This photo is from 2000 when I was in Washington D.C. doing some art on a building (with permission!) with @ronenglishart and @arecolman. The police showed up and told us to stop working and stand against the wall. The building owner was called, acknowledged permission, and yet the police still didn’t want to let us proceed, citing potential ordinance violations. The cops combed the books looking for excuses to halt our work, but eventually gave up and began to leave, giving me the opportunity to snap a quick pic in front of one of their cars. Serve and protect! For more looks into my past, check out #OBEYGIANT on @hulu and vote for the #documentary for the #WEBBYAWARDS People’s Vote nominations, polls close tomorrow at 11:59 pm PST! Check it out and thanks for your support! I’m incredibly honored that OBEY GIANT is nominated for a Webby. Thank you @jamesmoll, @jenniferkhowell, @elysiumbandini, @hulu and everyone who made this film happen! -Shepard Here’s how to vote: 1. Go to link in bio 2. VOTE 3. Sign up with your email 4. Verify your email
ALSO ON SALE WED. APRIL 18TH AT 10AM PST! As part of the Obey x Misfits collab pick up the companion limited edition print HORROR BUSINESS CRYPT, for sale exclusively on the Misfits websites. Information below! HORROR BUSINESS CRYPT. 18 x 24 inches. Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. $50. Available Wednesday, April 18 at 10AM (PDT) on https://misfitsofficialmerch.com/ and https://www.misfitsrecordsofficial.com/ exclusively. Limit 1 per person/household. #obeyxmisfits #obeygiant #misfits #fiendclub
HORROR BUSINESS TOMB. 18 x 24 inches. Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. $50. Available Wednesday, April 18 at 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com exclusively. Limit 1 per person/household.
The Misfits are a punk rock revelation and a band that have mesmerized me from my first introduction to them in 1985. The Misfits art is pure alchemy genius and the best example of remixing marginal subculture imagery into a cohesive cult brand in history. I remember making my first homemade stencil of the Misfits fiend skull back in the mid ‘80s and how proud I was of how it looked sprayed on a t-shirt. It was fun to revisit stenciling the Misfits imagery and is a reminder that my entire career is built on do-it-yourself empowerment! - Shepard Wednesday April 18th marks the anniversary of when the Misfits played their first show at CBGB’s in New York City over forty years ago. To commemorate this, we’re releasing the OBEY X Misfits Limited Edition Leather Jacket: a slim fit motorcycle jacket with contrast interior, featuring Misfits collaborative artwork hand stenciled and signed by @obeygiant. Available on OBEY Clothing sites and at select retailers worldwide Weds, April 18th at 10 AM PST. #OBEYXMisfits #Misfits #ObeyGiant #ShepardFairey #OBEYclothing #OBEY
#Philadelphia, 2014 📷 by @adam_wallacavage
From the Archives: Knockout, 2016 Rubylith 14 7/8 x 20 inches
I’m really excited that #OBEYGIANT is nominated for a #WebbyAward and I’m so grateful for all of the support. I’ve been stopped by many people who’ve seen the #documentary and shared their own stories or inspirations, or who’ve mentioned that they discovered something new about me. In honor of the #WebbyAward nomination of #OBEYGIANT, I wanted to answer more questions from you. Submit your questions by posting an OBEY-inspired image with the hashtag #AskObeyGiant or ask in the comments below. I’ll be answering as many as possible next week! Thanks for your support. - Shepard
The OBEY x Misfits launch party is this week! Everything is happening at the OBEY Company Store on Friday, April 13th. Preview/buy the collection, play $1 Misfits and Obey themed tattoo roulette by @aaron_torres_tattoo, enjoy beverages, giveaways, and more! #OBEYXMisfits #Misfits #OBEYclothing #OBEYwomens #OBEY
With the increase of senseless gun violence happening across the country, me and the team @ObeyClothing and @StudioNumberOne felt obligated to address gun violence issues, and take a hard look at the prevalence of guns in our culture. We created a series of OBEY Awareness shirts that I designed along with members of my creative agency @studionumberone, to raise awareness and funds to educate and combat the problems we are seeing. We are calling this series Stop the Violence – available worldwide on May 4th. Thanks for your support! - Shepard Under our OBEY Awareness platform, will be donating 100% of net profits from sales of the Stop The Violence tees to the Community Justice Reform Coalition (CJRC). CJRC is national advocacy organization with the focus on addressing the intersection of gun violence prevention and criminal justice reform in urban communities of color. They use and promote evidence-based approaches to build safe and just communities, and support organizing and evaluation through training and technical assistance. #StopTheViolence #CommunityJusticeReformCoalition #CJRC #ShepardFairey #ObeyGiant #SNO #OBEYAwareness #OBEYclothing #ObeyWomens
Portland! You’re invited to an exclusive screening of #OBEYGIANT at @unionpine on Monday, April 16 from 8 PM - 12 PM. The event is FREE to attend! 21+ ONLY! Check it out! #ShepardFairey #JamesMoll #documentary #Portland #OBEY
The Misfits are a punk rock revelation and a band that have mesmerized me from my first introduction to them in 1985. The Misfits art is pure alchemy genius and the best example of remixing marginal subculture imagery into a cohesive cult brand in history. From horror films, comics, serials, and B-movies the Misfits culled, cut, pasted, inked, and crafted possibly the most recognizable and enduring punk iconography ever. The thing that I love about the classic Misfits imagery is that it is well designed, but has a do-it-yourself charm that is organic and unfussy. I’ll be seeing you again! – Shepard OBEY X MISFITS. Coming Friday, April 13th. #OBEYXMisfits #Misfits #OBEYclothing #OBEYwomens #OBEY
I made this art because I'm incredibly inspired by Father Greg Boyle who's spirit and dedication have helped to build an ecosystem that gives opportunities to people who frequently find doors closed elsewhere. Homeboy provides a second chance to people who never had a first chance. In this painting, I wanted to convey Father Greg's vision, as well as the love, trust, and camaraderie that exemplify the culture of Homeboy. The pride people feel at Homeboy is palpable and the art I created is meant to illustrate the power of support, healing, and redemption. When I showed the art to Father Greg, he seemed genuinely moved, but he seemed far more excited to call Cesar, the homeboy he is embracing in the image, into the room to share the art with him. Cesar’s reaction to the art was enthusiastic… his eyes lit up, and he said: “wow, that looks like it was done by the guy who did the Obama poster.” I raised my hand, said that I was the artist, and Cesar and I shook hands. I was flattered that it was a big deal to him that I had created the Obama Hope poster, but what I realized was how much closer to my heart and personal ideals the Homeboy art is for me than the Obama poster is. The Hope poster, though I’m very proud of it, is a political poster and politics are about compromise and popularity. To me, Homeboy and Father Greg are about uncompromising love, radical kinship, and belief in human potential no matter how stigmatized, politically controversial, or written-off that human being may be. Father Greg is a role model for my vision of the world and leader who courageously rises above politics. - Shepard Radical Kinship. 18 x 24 inches. #Screenprint on cream Speckletone paper. Signed by #ShepardFairey and Father Greg Boyle. Numbered edition of 400. $60 per print. All proceeds go to Homeboy Industries. Available Tuesday, April 10 at 10am (PST) on ObeyGiant.com. Limit 1 per person/household. #obey #obeygiant #fathergreg #homeboyindustries
REMINDER: #ThoughtPattern, a solo exhibition by artist @MelKadel opens this Saturday, April 7th 8pm. Visit Subliminalprojects.com to RSVP and follow @subliminalprojects for an in-depth look at Mel’s work. See you there! In conjunction with the opening of #ThoughtPattern we are excited to announce the release of Racing Thoughts, a new Subliminal Projects limited edition screenprint by @melkadel Available Saturday, April 7 @ 8PM (PDT) @subliminalprojects (in-store only) and Monday, April 9 @ 10AM (PDT) on Subliminalprojects.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household. Racing Thoughts. 16 x 20 inches. Screenprint on Cream Speckletone Paper. Signed and Numbered by Artist. Edition of 150. $35. Subliminal publishing chop in lower left corner. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity (COA).
I was honored to create this portrait in service of Father Greg Boyle and @homeboyindustries. It's a unique canvas piece and all proceeds benefit the amazing work that #HomeboyIndustries does. I hope you consider adding it to your collection and helping a very worthy organization. - Shepard Link in bio. Bids close 4/7/18, 8:15pm (PST). All proceeds benefit @homeboyindustries Radical Kinship, 2018 Mixed Media (Stencil, Silkscreen, and Collage) on Canvas 31 x 41 inches #obey #obeygiant #homeboyindustries #fathergregboyle
The documentary Obey Giant is nominated for a #WEBBYAWARD! From my beginnings in the D.I.Y. culture of skateboarding and punk to my inclusion in the Smithsonian and installation at the Eiffel Tower, I’ve had triumphs and trials, both metaphorical and literal! The story of my art and life is not an easy one to tell, but director @JamesMoll did an incredible job of giving an intimate look at my evolution in the film OBEY GIANT. I’m incredibly honored that OBEY GIANT is nominated for a Webby Award. Please check out the film and vote for it if you dig it! Thank you @jamesmoll, @jenniferkhowell, @elysiumbandini, @hulu and everyone who made this film happen! -Shepard Here’s how to vote: 1. Go to https://bit.ly/2Gxz0lv or through ObeyGiant.com to see more info 2. VOTE 3. Sign up with your email 4. Verify your email
VHILS/OBEY UNIVERSAL PERSONHOOD AVAIL. NOW! Check out www.under-dogs.net/shop for the new collab print with @vhils titled Vhils/Obey Universal Personhood. ***PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT AVAILABLE ON OBEYGIANT.COM*** Vhils/Obey Universal Personhood, 2018 Vhils & Shepard Fairey Edition of /150 + 20 AP Two-colour screen print on paper Signed and numbered by the artists Hand-finished by Vhils with Quink ink and bleach Keaykolour Original China White 300 g/m2 paper 70 × 50 cm
Welcome Visitor is an exploration of the contradictions between America’s tourism industry and it’s immigration policies; the uncomfortable collision of economic opportunism and xenophobia. I understand that immigration is a complex issue, but a basic belief in the humanity and dignity of all people is not that complicated and should be what is paramount in deciding our policies around both immigration and tourism. The fear around immigration is not based on fact. Crime rates are lower for immigrants than they are for native-born citizens. – Shepard Welcome Visitor Large Format. 33.5 x 47.5 inches. 5 color #screenprint on cream 100% cotton archival paper with hand-deckled edges. Signed by #ShepardFairey. Numbered edition of 75. $900. #Obey publishing chop in lower left corner. Comes with Certificate of Authenticity (COA). Available Thursday, April 5th at 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com in Store under Prints. Limit 1 per person/household.