Next Week’s Obey Print: Vote!

How about this for some early information?  Next week’s Obey print will be this lovely, old school number, “Vote!”.  It is 24″ x 36″, will have an edition of 350, and will cost $50.  Also, word is that the release will come at a random time, no more Tuesdays at noon PST.  Things are getting hectic over there.  I’ll give you info as I receive it.  Until then, enjoy the image.

60 Responses to “Next Week’s Obey Print: Vote!”

  1. Banning people from buying prints is fascist.

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  2. this is awesome, I have missed the old simplistic obey, anybody know if it is screen printed???

  3. Build a bridge Delta, things are getting better.

  4. it is absolutely ridiculous to me that Obey hadn’t done something about this earlier. Most all of the posters being purchased through their website were being re-listed and marked up way above what they cost. Sounds pretty counter-intuitive to the “underground” message that Shepard Fairey was/is trying to get across. I e-mailed the company months ago about this, but of course, didn’t get a response. I guess Shep has just turned into a capitalist douche (obviously, given the clothing brands and other ways he’s expanded his company so he can stack that paper) and doesn’t care to make sure that his art is actually going to people that wish to display it for their friends and family.

    Obey the underground Shep, and find a better way to get these posters into the hands of people that actually care about them, and not flipping them for massive profit.

  5. sweet. i like the style, i like the size, and i also like the fact that it won’t be released at the “same ole” time.

  6. Awesome! I can’t wait to pick this up!

  7. Well, it is different… I just hope I don’t get banned trying to snag one!

  8. Mike, I had to be simplistic, but you’re a big ol’ tool.

  9. “I just hope I don’t get banned trying to snag one!”

    LOL!!! LOL!!! HA,HA,HA,HA LOL!!!

  10. I like the fact that it uses more than red, black or gold

  11. The problem is all the idiots who BUY the posters for $400 a pop on the secondary market. It’s not the fault of the flippers, they don’t set the price. Where do these people get it into their head that this piece of paper is worth hundreds of dollars? Can it really be worth that much to them? I have only bought one print on the secondary market for well above original price, and that was to complete a collection. Otherwise, I can usually live without it. There are great new posters coming out everyday people!

  12. In reading comments here/thegiant/EB it is astounding that no one can recognize the simple economic facts behind this fiasco – demand is so much higher than supply at these prices that the only fair thing to do is either raise the price or increase the size of the run. If the market value of these prints is $150, I can’t believe anyone is opposed to Shepard receiving a bit larger share of that value.
    A higher price means more people who actually value the print at that price will have an opportunity to purchase it.

  13. Cool print, but will we all vote for the most experienced candidate for the job that won’t continue to take us down the Bush road to hell? It’s more important than buying the print itself.

  14. Shred, you have a point. It’s kind of odd these jump up the first day. I suppose it has something to do with Shep’s high income fans (he has many) who don’t think much of a few hundred dollars. Hell, when a couple hours of work equal one print at full flipper price I probably wouldn’t blink either.

    That being said: Sometime in the distant future I’ll probably shell out some serious cash for at least a repro of one of my favorite older prints.

  15. liking the way theres no time on the release, now its pot luck…………anybodies in

  16. I think there’s a lot of manipulation on the eBay market.

  17. JOE, WHY DO YOU WANT THEM TO RAISE THE PRICES? I LIKE CHEAP PRICES. IF YOU LIKE, YOU CAN BUY THEM ON EBAY FOR $150. I PREFER THE PRICE AT $35.

  18. The increased price here though is due to the larger than usual print size, isn’t it?

  19. Yes.

  20. Very nice print. Hope people go out and vote… for Obama. ;)

  21. Love the colors and the simplicity of it. Wish he would have put the sound bolts in the same perspective as the speaker box though.

  22. I’d like to know how Obama is going to fix healthcare, all the while receiving more money than any other Republican candidate from the same industry bent on halting any reform.

    Like the poster though.

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  23. I have not checked out the site in awhile. I think this is the best print so far. This one is way better than sunsets or war by numbers. It is simple yet very effective. Like I said before Shepard is the best print maker ever. I don’t care if he raises the prices I can afford them. I have the inside hook up and when you all little girls were screaming about the bomb border prints I was happily looking at mine. Yes I got one the day before. ha ha. One more thing Mear One better step off Shepard’s feet. He is biting big time. His work is very off key. What a toy. I know some of his work is done by hand and he should stick to that. He is now playing with the big dogs like shepard.

    F**K Mear One..

  24. I see you’ve been listening to Hillary’s fairy tales, Delta. Do they help you sleep at night?

  25. P.S.

    “Both Edwards and Obama have refused to accept money from federally registered lobbyists during their campaigns for the presidency — a position that puts them at odds with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y.”

    Source: http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2007/08/edwards-asks-ob.html

  26. I really like this print. And i think it is very interesting because it is a different size than all the other prints. I also like how it isn’t just black and red colors.

  27. I am filthy rich so I don’t care who is going to be our next president. It does not bother me a bit. War on the poor and middle class..ha ha ha.

  28. After last week, I was expecting a cut-out image of a douche bag. Love all of these morons who buy into the Obey hype and Shep’s glorified clip art. What a fraud!

  29. Hey ethos,
    Don’t hate putz. Shepard is the best ever. You are jealous of him. Please keep you crying to yourself. If you don’t like it oh well.

  30. “After last week, I was expecting a cut-out image of a douche bag.”

    That’s pretty big-headed of you to think he would dedicate a print to you.

  31. Love the colors in this one. Also appreciate the simplicity.

  32. Kevin Sutton, if you would be so kind to tell us what the run sizes of the black, gold, and red/black versions I would much appreciate it. Being that you already have the prints in your possession and all…

  33. I know this K.Sutton is a tool, but I just gotta throw it out there that Mear One is a big dog himself. No need to be baggin’ on the guy.

  34. Yeah big dog with a big mouth..He was talking crap about OBEY GIANT and STUDIO 1 at a club once and I called him on it. He just walked away mid sentence…I guess his street cred wore off. His prints are way overpriced. About his live painting what a f**ken joke. Sorry guys I can’t give out the run and size of the print just yet. Support OBEY and keep the dream alive.

    “I have alot in common with ali.”
    Shepard Fariey Ali Adidas show 2007

  35. “Stick with being creative and you will get something out of it in return. Don’t give up like most people because your art will go nowhere.”

    Shepard Fariey Gallery 1988 2007 interview

    Wise words from a wise artist..

    F**k the rest and F**k S.A.A.S crew I know Mear One started it.

  36. Sutton, quit calling people out, you’re being an idiot. Chill it out or be banned.

  37. Amen!

  38. Stone him !

  39. Ok Admin..I am not trying to hate here I am just sticking up for my boy Shepard. I will calm down and keep my thoughts to myself. If I offended anybody I am truly sorry and I will keep myself inline. I love the website and all the useful info you guys give out for us art collectors. Thank You for not shutting me out and keep up the exceptional work…peace

  40. Peace?

    Ha, ha, ha. Classic.

  41. If you have not registered to vote, or are not sure if you’re registered, check out http://www.votepoke.org.

    :D

  42. Dearest Autodactyl,

    I don’t support any party, any leading candidate, but I like how you accuse me of blinding myself with partisanship, when it is you yourself who is clearly as blind as can be.

    October 29, 2007:
    “Among all the candidates in both political parties, Mr. Obama, of Illinois, is the No. 2 recipient of donations from the health care industry, having raised about $2.2 million, according to campaign finance records.”

    Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/29/us/politics/29health.html
    Source:
    http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/index.asp

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  43. KEVIN SUTTON WHY WILL YOU ANSWER EVERYONES QUESTIONS BUT MINE…. whats the RUN SIZE ON THE GOLD VERSION OF PEACE BOMBER!!!!!!!!

  44. It’s because he doesn’t know, jiko.

  45. Good call Mitch. Thanks for the great site man

  46. Hey Jiko…The reason why I can’t answer that is because I blew my cover last week. My big mouth got me into a little trouble. Read the bomber message board last week and I give the clue. Sorry no more inside info. peace

  47. Kevin Sutton…I love Sheps work too but I don’t know how you can call Mear’s live painting a joke. I’ve stood there and watched the guy work, his shit is amazing.

  48. I respectfully disagree. For some reason I am not feeling his work.

  49. Kevin Sutton,

    Does commenting here make you feel special? Do you think your ignorant comments are actually taken seriously? HA! Give me a fucking break. Let’s break it down here:

    “One more thing Mear One better step off Shepard’s feet. He is biting big time. His work is very off key. What a toy. I know some of his work is done by hand and he should stick to that. He is now playing with the big dogs like shepard.”

    - Off Key? What the fuck are you talking about. If you don’t like his work that’s fine, but calling him a toy and saying he’s now a ‘big dog’ like Shepard makes you look like the biggest fool on this site. Mear was bombing in LA before Shepard even went to art school. The guy is self taught and has a ridiculous amount of talent and creative vision. So what if he decides to make a simple 3 color print with a bold statement, he’s not the first but neither was Shepard.

    “I am filthy rich so I don’t care who is going to be our next president. It does not bother me a bit. War on the poor and middle class..ha ha ha.”

    - This comment alone should get you laughed off this site. Why would anybody take you seriously after reading that?

    “Yeah big dog with a big mouth..He was talking crap about OBEY GIANT and STUDIO 1 at a club once and I called him on it. He just walked away mid sentence…I guess his street cred wore off”

    - I’m calling bullshit on this one. I have met MEAR several times and I can guarantee that he would not walk away mid-argument. The man loves to debate and talk art. If he did walk away, it was probably because you were acting like a douche just the way you are here (and I suspect the rest of your day to day life).

    “I respectfully disagree. For some reason I am not feeling his work.”

    - Ahhhhh, So it all comes down to this. All this shit talking and calling out because “you don’t really feel it”. So you are calling out an LA legend because you don’t like his style. Well guess what, nobody care if you like it or not. Plenty of other people who have a much better grasp on ‘good art’ than you do actually do like and buy his work. This comment takes the cake, you are tool and have no idea what you are talking about. Please keep your mouth shut and your blatant shit talking based on your opinion to yourself. You will be doing us all a favor.

  50. Wow..you made my day.. To take the time out of your day to reply to my postings really makes me feel all warm and gushy inside. Can we be friends?

    ha ha ha ha

  51. It is all good.

    peace fingers

  52. Everybody ready for today?….I am not

    peace fingers

  53. UP!

  54. I hate obey.

  55. Obey hates all the Obey snobs too, but will will willingly take all of your money as long as they keep shelling it out.

  56. Hey ron,
    Why do you hate us? explain

  57. wtf stupid kids, do you know you’re paying 50 bucks for basically a single clip art icon blown up.

  58. ^Exactly. How long does it take before people catch on to these bullsh*t glorified pieces of clipart?

    I mean, I like Shepard’s portraiture. You can tell he takes some time with that stuff, separating the values and adding textures or hatching to create a sense of depth. In those pieces (portraits), you can see the progress he’s made over the years.

    But when he just makes posters out of clipart he got from CSA Images, man, give me a fu*kin’ break.

    This image should show you guys who doubt how long it’s been going on. He copped this piece of clipart about 5 years ago for one of his more popular prints.

    http://www.csaimages.com/pr/365329674/1-888-339-1263_T23143.jpg

  59. I really love reading this thread every week. Keep up the hate.

  60. There are pieces of paper in this world worth tens of millions of dollars. Supply and demand my friends. I’ve got originals of progress and vote framed at in my house. I’m ok with buying Hope for $800 on Ebay just wish I would have gotten it on the obeygiant webite like the other two. If you can’t afford an original go and print the 24″ X 36″ images online. I made 10 of these for $100 from a printing website that I have posted in my friends windows.
    In Nov the value of the original prints will be:
    Progress #/350 $10,000
    Hope #/600 $8,000
    Vote #/350 $2,000
    Spent $900/ Projected Value $20K. Almost as good as I did with my YHOO stock investment 2 weeks ago week.

    Mama for Obama

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