This year marks the 25th anniversary of the first OBEY sticker. To celebrate the milestone Shepard Fairey has picked out some of his most important images and graphics from his career to create a very special collection.
When I made the first OBEY sticker in 1989 I never thought I was beginning a project that would inspire and permeate most of my art career for the next 25 years and counting. At 19 I had no idea what I would be doing a week later much less a decade or two. Putting up stickers was fun and that was enough to get the ball rolling. The act of getting out there for the journey without a brilliant plan or destination opened my eyes to the world as a participant and not a voyeur. Part of the success of OBEY Giant has been its organic evolution based on my constant dialogue with the public and broadening my perspective through my experiences. Rather than being constrained by OBEY Giant I’ve modelled it to reflect my personality and my interests as they’ve progressed over the years.
The classic OBEY Tri-Face in celebration of 25 years of OBEY screenprinted on a 8.25″ deck.