You've all seen it, i'm wondering what it is? is it a company? does it mean something? is there a character or a personality/style behind it? can someone explain?
heres Pharrel wearing a t-shirt with the symbol on the front
Thread: What Does The Obey Symbol Mean?
07-09-2006, 12:20 AM #1
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*Edit - From what I gather, it's just a clothing line. I searched for it on Google and it came up with that link as their official site.
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07-09-2006, 12:34 AM #3Originally Posted by slag
google is your friend.Fear is the mind killer.
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07-09-2006, 09:03 AM #6
It's not just a clothing line, it's a movement.
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970 in Charleston, South Carolina) is a contemporary graphic designer. He is most noted for being the artist who, while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1990, created the "André the Giant Has a Posse" sticker campaign, which has evolved into the "Obey Giant" campaign, and can now be seen all over the world. The campaign has become, in Fairey's words, an "experiment in phenomenology."
Fairey has cultivated an aesthetic of Western currency, using moire patterns and large portraits of famous figures like Richard Nixon. A series of works contains the line, "This is your God," referring to money. Fairey frequently uses wheatpaste to affix his large, propaganda-like posters to billboards, and his followers do the same to buildings.
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