This Week’s Obey Print: 11th Hour Action

This week’s Obey print is actually related to an upcoming movie, 11th Hour Action. I can’t lie, I don’t hate this one nearly as much as some of his other recent work, and the cause/movie seems worthwhile. The print will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday, Aug 14) at noon PST at ObeyGiant.com. To see the trailer, visit 11thHourAction.com.

Also, check out this mockup that Rhinomilk from TheGiant.org made up illustrating what it would have looked like if Shepard didn’t feel the need to completely cover every print with a bunch of filler.  I like the clean look alot, wish this was the real thing.  DISCUSS.

45 Responses to “This Week’s Obey Print: 11th Hour Action”

  1. that’s full of shit. fame is getting fairey big headed.

  2. Ha! It’s that bomb border everyone loves again!
    I don’t hate it, though I do wish I could see the rest of it in the above image.

    So my Church poster arrived crushed. Anyone have any tips to safely flatten it out? I said safely, so refrain from recommending a steamroller! And I’m certainly not going to have it drymounted, as that automatically removes the value.

    THANKS!

  3. @ plastic robot…

    why don’t you hit up OG for a replacement?

  4. The print’s sold out and it’s not their fault. It’s the damn throwers at UPS!

    Thought about taking it to a frame shop and having them put it in their heat press just to flatten it, but not mount it. They’d probably still charge though.

  5. Oh! Yah, I must admit I prefer the clean look too. As much as I love ornamentation, I guess I tend to be of the belief that less is more, which would be illustrated by the bottom image. I also understand that he likes to incorporate his emblems into his designs, but I can see some places in the bottom image where he might have done so more subtly.

    That’s intersting. Thanks for sharing!

  6. I worked at UPS once [another life] and we love throwing shit. Kicking shit, throwing shit, using shit to hit other shit, just being overall destructive with everything we touch.

    I once kicked a box so hard that I hurt my foot. I was wearing boots. The box had an enormous hole in it after that.

    True story.

    E

  7. Plastic Robot,

    If it’s creased, it’s fucked. A heat flattener can improve the appearance, but not repair the damage. Just flip it on ebay before the market falls out from under this shit. You should be able to get at least what you paid for it back.

    And as for this one, The simplified version is way better. Deffinately delivers the message more effectively.

  8. I think he should have left the bottom with the website off, gotten ride of the bomb border, and kept the red/floral pieces. Would have definitely had me then. I like the recycling logo opposite the andre logo too.

  9. I don’t think it’s creased hard enough that it won’t flatten out. I ran a framing shop several years ago, so I’ve had to deal with this sort of thing. I just wouldn’t want to have to pay for someone else’s f*ck up. I had thought about flipping it though and if, upon further examination I find that the ink’s cracked, I just might have to put it up for sale.

  10. had i known you were going to put it on your blog, i would have spent longer on it!

    always a nice read

  11. You talk shit about almost every Fairey poster and you call me negative?

  12. What? This was a pretty positive post. Read again.

  13. Plastic Robot, you don’t blame the packers for a damaged package? You’re not the only one who has had damaged posters from the Fairey. From what I hear it happens alot, more than necessary. So it’s not just UPS. They need to use better packaging plain and simple. UPS isn’t going to change how they handle packages. The shipper needs to adapt.

  14. Who the hell would hang that in their house?

  15. Looking at the comparison, I definately have to agree that I prefer the unadorned simplified version. Stronger message overall…

    Remember when the Andre logo was just a rectangle with 2-3 bold, graphic elements? Ornamentation and the recent popularity of Maximalism has led to a decline in the “punch” Fairey’s older work had.

  16. “Ornamentation and the recent popularity of Maximalism has led to a decline in the “punch” Fairey’s older work had.”

    adobe illustrator was a lot simpler then.

  17. Plastic, the church print is worth $25 mint so since yours is busted up I’d say you’d get $3-$5 for it.

  18. i think its awesome how it says EARTH CRISIS, which is a tough guy hardcore band.

    I must say I like this better than the last few, but I’m not going to try for it. Although I am excited to see what the movie is all about. I guess its Leonardo Dicaprio’s baby.

  19. Dude, if UPS f-ed up your print, then call UPS and file a claim. UPS will pay Obey the original value of the print (it is insured after all), and Obey will get you a replacement. But if you’re too slow, they won’t have any left. It’s happened to me twice, and both times I got a replacement.

  20. Wanksta, I don’t know that it’s really JUST Illustrator that makes things automatically more ornate and complicated.

    Just because it can make lens flares too doesnt mean everyone uses it :P

    The decision to include those details in the piece is purely up to Shep, not the software.

  21. digital design has coincided with technology. Look at mid 90′s design and earlier – simple s*hit. Basically having a sillhouette of an image was edgy. Late 90′s as the tech boom and software getting more advanced we see more “layers”. Just compare illustrator CS1 vs CS3 – the latter has pretty advanced “tracing” “live paint” options which basically is the foundation for obeys work.

  22. if the advancement of digital design dictates the rate at which artists and designers add “filler” and “layers” then how do you explain the entire Victorian era? The aesthetics of the French Revolution? The ornamentation of the late Gothic and Baroque age.. oh hell .. how about the images and rehashed cornucopia of floral patterns and filigree that has existed for HUNDREDS of years …

    illustrator? live trace? whatever dude. take a history class.

    i’m sure you also believe that graf art is all photoshop too?

  23. Weeeee!

  24. Getting lazy. Gota use real paint not CGI BS

  25. yawn.

    and more yawns without the background.

  26. Gary, I didn’t jump on blaming the packers, as the prints are packaged in large, sturdy tubes and all of my others have arrived unscathed.

    Autodactyl, thanks for the info. Guess I should look into that. Rather try that than, get next to nothing for it if I tried to sell it. Though I don’t think it’s crushed that badly. Just enough to really piss off a perfectionist.

  27. Timmy Shiftcore – ya took the words right outta my mouth!

    Ok – so I’m just gonna come out with something that’s been buggin the shit outta me:

    The bird just doesn’t cut it! In fact the bird alone is kinda swaying me to not bother with this one – even to buy it just to flip it…

  28. Just call UPS and you’ll be done in like 5 minutes. Obey handles the rest, but just make sure you send them a message. At worst, you’ll get a refund and be able to keep the print. But don’t feel guilty. Obey won’t be out a dime. ;)

  29. Ok. Thanks for the info. I’ll give that a try here shortly.

  30. I guess its the 11th hour. I can’t tell what time it is on that retarded clock with not enough minutes.

  31. Timmy just an fyi there were no computers and thus no digital design during the eras you were ranting about below lol.

    “if the advancement of digital design dictates the rate at which artists and designers add “filler” and “layers” then how do you explain the entire Victorian era? The aesthetics of the French Revolution? The ornamentation of the late Gothic and Baroque age.. oh hell .. how about the images and rehashed cornucopia of floral patterns and filigree that has existed for HUNDREDS of years …
    illustrator? live trace? whatever dude. take a history class.”

  32. and Timmy you’re referencing painting / sculpture / architecture
    Safe to say Obey does none of the above – he can’t even draw a somewhat realistic vector hand with the bezier tool

  33. “I don’t hate this one nearly as much as some of his other recent work”. Yeah, that sure is positive.

  34. the eagle does suck. they should have rehashed the one from the last print.

  35. That’s actually what I was thinking! heh!
    Why not just go ahead and put Drinky Crow up there!

    (sorry, that was kinda c*nty)

  36. I never said this was the best poster ever, and I even agree that the quality of Shep’s work hasn’t been as good as it used to be

    in all seriousness, i was just defending illustrator.. lol.

  37. I just picked one up. Went on sale just a little bit before 12:30.

  38. What earth crisis is he talking about?

  39. Mitch loves Earth Crisis.

  40. i must say my initial idea may be true.. larger edition size on this one??!

  41. I’ve seen better looking s*it come out of my dog’s ass

  42. Really?!
    You need to flip that sh*t on ebay!

  43. Community college art professor: “ok the assignment is The 11th Hour, whos got some good ideas?”

    Axe wearin’ dude: “oooooh a CLOCK man that would be TIGHT!”

  44. i was waiting for someone to mention the hardcore band Earth Crisis!! so funny…

    ==flashbacks to my youth==

  45. I’VE GOT XxXSTRAIGHT EDGEXxX

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