OBEY founder Shepard Fairey is an avowed Misfits fan, and taps his punk heritage for a collaborative capsule released in collaboration with the long-running band. Centering around a host of recognizable silhouettes emblazoned with classic Misfits imagery, the range is anything but low key. Jackets and a hoodie are executed in bold reds and yellows while basic tees and other layers offer black and white base tones, all featuring the Misfits’ skull logo and recognizable font. References include “Teenagers From Mars,” album artwork and gig posters, with a coffin skate deck rounding out the expansive selection.
The Misfits x OBEY collab hits the OBEY web store on April 13. On April 17, the brand will launch a set of commemorative prints and 25 leather jackets, hand-stenciled and signed by Fairey himself.
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