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“Obey This Film” Reveals the Story Behind Shepard Fairey’s Andre the Giant

ArtsComments ⋅ Jun 3, 2014
Many people know Shepard Fairey’s “Andre the Giant” sticker as the impetus that spawned OBEY. Dubbed “an experiment in phenomenology” by Fairey himself, the image went from an inside joke amongst Rhode Island School of D...

OBEY 2014 Spring/Summer Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Feb 5, 2014
While predominantly using its lookbook deliveries to show off the label’s latest cut and sew, here we see a number of graphic T-shirts and pattern-heavy goods for OBEY’s 2014 spring/summer batch. The usual references to athletic designs a...

OBEY 2013 Holiday Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 17, 2013
Taking inspiration from the very streets it’s founded on, OBEY presents a look at its collection for the forthcoming cold season. While graphic T-shirts, weighted hoodies, and printed casual shirts seem perpetual staples throughout OBEY’s...

Suicidal Tendencies x OBEY 2013 Holiday Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 2, 2013
OBEY helps Suicidal Tendencies to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the first Suicidal Tendencies record. The collection was based on graphics from Ric Clayton, who designed posters and fliers for the band back in the ’80s, and l...

OBEY 2013 Fall Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Aug 1, 2013
OBEY delivers its 2013 fall line with odes of retro flavor amid quintessential streetwear designs. With a heavy selection of outerwear, pieces such as classic coach jackets, bomber jackets and parkas all make an appearance with updated riffs. Vintage...

COPE2 x Shepard Fairy Limited Edition ‘Obey’ Screen Print

ArtsComments ⋅ Jul 23, 2013
After making circles around each other within the industry for years without actually meeting, Obey’s Shepard Fairey finally teamed up with famed New York graffiti artist, COPE2. A dedicated fan of COPE2′s work from the early ’90s,...

Watch Julian Marshall’s ‘OBEY THE GIANT’ in its Entirety

ArtsComments ⋅ Apr 16, 2013
It’s somewhat hard to believe that “OBEY THE GIANT” – the short film based on Shepard Fairey’s life – is actually the ambitious work of a 22-year-old RISD film student, Julian Marshall. On the other hand, it seems...

OBEY x Incase 2013 Spring iPhone 5 Snap Case Collection

StyleComments ⋅ Mar 14, 2013
Shepard Fairey and OBEY have come together with Incase for a brand new Spring 2013 collection of Snap Cases for the iPhone 5. Featuring a range of 10 total cases, the collection sees everything from Fairey’s Icon Stencil, Peace Goddess, Floral...

OBEY 2013 Spring Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Jan 31, 2013
The latest excursion from Shepard Fairey’s consistent staple OBEY sees a solid array of lightweight outerwear and seasonal layering. Among the doctrine designs exhibited on hoodies, T-shirts and vest, a number of polka dot and floral prints ado...

Togs + Clogs 2012 Holiday “The Forager” Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Dec 20, 2012
Much of the appeal of the #menswear movement stems from the rugged aesthetic it emulates. It empowers a man to feel classic, somehow justified in his taste for refined clothing, and poses an alternative to more abstract takes on high fashion. Togs +...

The Simpsons x Shepard Fairey “Dope” Poster

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 31, 2012
Earlier this year The Simpsons aired an episode titled, “Exit Through The Kwik-E-Mart,” which featured guest stars Shepard Fairey, Robbie Conal, Kenny Scharf and Ron English. In that episode Bart becomes a famous street artist for tagging...

OBEY 2012 Holiday Lookbook

StyleComments ⋅ Oct 25, 2012
As much as OBEY is an extension of Shepard Fairey’s ideology, its collections are also steeped in classic military design and workwear basics, with a touch of the influences and movements driving contemporary culture. Always relatable, the labe...

OBEY x Keith Haring “THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE” Exhibition Japan

ArtsComments ⋅ Oct 1, 2012
Shepard Fairey and OBEY have teamed up with the Keith Haring Foundation once again, this time for a new exhibition to follow the release of this summer’s collaborative capsule collection. Dubbed “THE MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE” and appea...

Generic Surplus and OBEY Present “Disciplines” Short Film

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 28, 2012
Celebrating the creative class and its spirit of freedom and independence – a never-ending source of inspiration for both brands – Generic Surplus and OBEY present this short film in honor of their collaborative Fall 2012 footwear collect...

Shepard Fairey on Street Art and His Work at the Dallas Contemporary

ArtsComments ⋅ Aug 8, 2012
From filmmaker Justin Clemons comes an exploratory visit into the mind and work of Shepard Fairey as he prepared for his contribution to the Dallas Contemporary. Recalling the fusion between traditional gallery settings and the arrival of street art,...