Archive for December, 2013

Winter Sale

December 31, 2013

Whilst the world was festively celebrating the annual excuse for day drinking in dressing gowns something very exciting was brewing and bubbling in the dark depths of OBEY Head Quarters…

With the festivities at an all-time high and our radiators turned all the way up to 11 we bring you the very first OBEY Clothing UK Sale!

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From the first tear of wrapping paper to the last sip of the expired port we found in the back of the cupboard we’ve only been thinking of you. Through day and night we’ve been working to bring you up to 50% off on selected pieces from our Men’s and Women’s Collections and keeping the discounts rolling on through to Jackets, T-Shirts, Raglans, Denim, Bags and pretty much anything else you can think of.

So throw away the ********* voucher you feigned joy at peeling open and grab yourself a proper Christmas gift.

OBEY WINTER SAMPLE SALE

December 11, 2013

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The OBEY Clothing Sample Sale storms to London just in time for Christmas at The Old Truman Brewery in East London.

We will be rammed to the gunnels with great pieces of Men’s and Women’s OBEY clothing and accessories; so if you’re looking for those last minute presents – no worries – we’ve got you covered.

Opening Hours:

Thursday 19th December – 11.00-20.00

Friday 20th December – 10.30-19.00

Saturday 21st December – 10.30-19.00

Sunday 22nd December – 10.30-18.00

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Come down, say hello, and pick up a bargain…

It’s going to be the biggest Winter Sample Sale Event we have ever had!

Invite at least 5 good friends and Andre the Giant will send you good luck all this week!

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE

DENNIS MORRIS X SHEPARD FAIREY X SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS

December 4, 2013

Here is an exclusive look at one of the new paintings featured in SID: Superman Is Dead, a collaborative exhibition between Dennis Morris and Shepard Fairey, at Subliminal Projects Opening December 13th.

Opening Reception: Friday, December 13 from 8-11pm
Special Opening Night Musical Performance by RITCHIE LOVE featuring: Steve Jones, Billy Idol, Clem Burke, and Leigh Gorman.
($10 suggested donation at the door)

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Exhibition Dates: December 13 – January 11, 2014

This exhibition will open at SUBLIMINAL PROJECTS on Friday the 13th and will feature collaborative paintings, prints and photographs by Shepard Fairey and British photographer Dennis Morris. An installation of a hotel room Sid destroyed after a night of drinks, drugs, and depression in 1977 will also be on view.

“The Sex Pistols changed my life when I discovered them in 1984. Their music alone made my arm hairs stand up, but their image and attitude were just as important and powerful. The member of the Sex Pistols who I was drawn to and most epitomized the punk image for me was Sid Vicious, with his spiked hair, leather jacket, lock necklace, and reckless behavior. At 14 I was mesmerized by Sid and made my first home-made t-shirt of him snarling his lip defiantly. I was rebelling, looking for any way to irritate my parents and, before I knew better, Sid was my Superman. Sid self-destructed young and with punk’s slogans like “No Future” and “Live Fast, Die Young,” Sid was everything the Superman, anti-hero, or cliché, of a nihilistic movement called for. Sid didn’t really do much to shape punk music…he only actually played on two songs on Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols. However, Sid’s surly vocals kick ass on C’mon Everybody, Somethin’ Else, and My Way. Sid remains one of punk’s most enduring icons even if he is a classic example of style over substance. I was a sucker for Sid’s image as a teenager, and I still am, even though I see him as less “cool” and more tragic and cautionary these days. I have made many images of Sid over the years, and I thought I had retired him as a subject until Dennis Morris-the photographer of the most intimate and iconic shots of Sid-approached me about a collaboration. Dennis’s archive provided an amazing treasure trove of Sid images to work from in creating the paintings and prints in the “Superman Is Dead” show. I’m so glad I got to do Dennis’s Sid images “My Way”! I can now retire Sid as a subject. I’ve worked with the best, I can skip the rest.” – Shepard Fairey

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“Working from the title, S.I.D (Superman is Dead), these photographs sum up/represent the image Sid portrayed of himself to the public. He was hero, villain, fearless, innocent and like a supernova, he shone bright, lived fast, died young. Punk needed a hero, Sid became that hero / anti-hero. The idea for the exhibition came from a mutual admiration and respect of each other’s work (for Shepard and I). When Shepard and I eventually met, the exhibition was born on that first meeting. It had to happen. And a happening it will be!” – Dennis Morris

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OBEY in Malaga

December 2, 2013

“The crew and I just got back from Malaga, Spain where we painted a 7 story mural next to the Contemporary Art Centre. D*Face and his boys came through to paint the other 7 story tower of the same building, which was great for camaraderie. I had been to Barcelona in 2006, but never Malaga. I knew there was enthusiasm for street art in Malaga because my friend and street art patron, Selim Verol, did a well received show of his collection at the CAC Malaga that included work by JR, Kaws, Faile, me, and others. However, I could not have anticipated how warmly we would be greeted in Malaga. From the moment we started on the mural there were people hanging out, watching, and waiting for us to come down from the lift to shoot photos and ask for stickers and signatures. The weather was a little chilly and windy, but rain free, so we made pretty fast progress. Nic Bowers, Z Bomit, and Dan Flores have helped on many painted murals now, so we have become an efficient team. Jon Furlong from Obey Clothing was there to shoot photos and video of the action on the big wall and around the city. Since we finished the 7 story wall in three days instead of the allotted five, I was able to do some street art spots around the city and soak in the sights while stickering the desired surfaces. Our hosts Fer and his dad, Fernando, from the CAC were super cool and invited me to head back to the museum for a solo show in 2015. I look forward to that. Thanks to everyone from the CAC who helped make the trip and mural happen. Thanks also to the people of Malaga for giving us such a warm reception!” – ShepardMain-Malaga-Black-Site