OBEY Clothing was founded on the art, design and ideals of Shepard Fairey. What started with an absurd sticker he created in 1989, has since evolved into a worldwide street art campaign, as well as an acclaimed body of fine art and an international clothing & accessories brand.
The clothing is heavily inspired by classic military design, work wear basics, as well as the elements and cultural movements Shepard has based his art career on.
Obey: Supply & Demand, The Art of Shepard Fairey – 20th Anniversary Edition expands upon the previous version of this book and adds 100 new pages of illustrations and text to showcase Fairey’s extensive body of work, a massive retrospective covering 20 colourful years.
This massive book pulls no punches and all areas of artist’s work, travels and travails are illuminated. From exhibitions, posters, flyers, silkscreens and stickers to high altitude pursuits, citations and police beatings, it’s all documented in a museum quality layout and binding.
Through the lens of esteemed writers and critics such as Carlo McCormick, Steven Heller, Henry Rollins, Rob Walker, Roger Gastman and more, readers learn about Shepard Fairey, the roots of the omnipresent OBEY street art campaign, his design practice and prolific gallery exhibitions. Also featured are artworks in diverse mediums ranging from album covers (including the recently released Led Zeppelin compilation Mothership), to skateboards and T-shirts.
446 pages, Hardcover, 9 1/2” x 12 1/4” (240 x 310 mm)
780 color illustrations, English