This Week’s Obey Print: Soundclash of the Titans Poster

Here’s a brand new poster by Shepard Fairey for DJ’s Z-Trip and MSTRKFRT, Soundclash of the Titans.  With the recent upgrades to the Obey server, posted release times have returned.  This will drop tomorrow (Tuesday, April 22) at noon PST.  Visit ObeyGiant.com.

11 Responses to “This Week’s Obey Print: Soundclash of the Titans Poster”

  1. It’s alright I guess. But the “S” in “MSTRKRFT” sticks out like a sore thumb. Should have made a custom “S” that fits that display type better IMO.

    In fact, after looking at the whole piece, all of the “S’s” look out of place. They should be more constructivist/condensed. More along the lines of the Solstice typeface he used on the cover of the “Supply and Demand” book.

    Lots of balance issues. “SOUNDCLASH’ visually looks like SOUNDC L A SH” right now.

    Nobody cares though. It’ll go in minutes as they always do.

  2. i, trueobeyfan, do swear by oath, to flip thee

  3. That’s some pretty lame wanna be graphic designer speak there Roy. MSTRKRFT is always spelled in uppercase letters with the same font and to do anything else would completely draw attention to the font and away from the image. I’m glad that he’s not reusing fonts like you suggest and to use a “Russian type” font aka constructivist font would just be stupid. If you can’t come up with anything better than that you’re obviously just a Shep hater who’s looking for something to nitpick.

    This is the best band poster that he’s done in a long time IMO. Z-trip is a legend also. Uneasy listening vol. 1 is one of the seminal albums of the Mashup genre.

  4. We still need a True Fan poster.

  5. Wow, I hope they didn’t pay much for those upgrades

  6. Wheres the bloke Stoney who defends with such vigor any work produced ? I bet my grandmothers teeth he will love it, and she needs them.

  7. I actually thought Roy’s post was pretty intelligent and right on. He way just saying that in the font set that Shepard used, the “S” looks out of place. The kerning is also kind of f’d up.

  8. I too thought Roys post was on the money and before reading this it I didnt give this poster a second look but now the SSSSSSSS’s annoy the crap out of me. also the – in the Z-trip looks really funky like it was accidently rotated.

  9. Read and went back and looked. Your bloody right and well spotted about the S. As Baxter says, its all I can see now. Yep its going to be now a store and flip.

  10. @ Like It

    “That’s some pretty lame wanna be graphic designer speak there Roy. MSTRKRFT is always spelled in uppercase letters with the same font and to do anything else would completely draw attention to the font and away from the image.”

    After reading your response, I was unable to find one single example of how the typeface used in this poster has been used in any of MSTRKRFT’s design pieces. If you can provide an example, please do so.

    “I’m glad that he’s not reusing fonts like you suggest and to use a “Russian type” font aka constructivist font would just be stupid.”

    Yeah, you’re right. Shepard never re-uses the same construtivist style fonts.
    /end sarcasm

    Do us all a favor and take another look. Maybe it’s just me, but that typeface seems pretty constructivist. If you can’t see that, then maybe it’s you who could stand to gain some more insight in regards to graphic design.

    “If you can’t come up with anything better than that you’re obviously just a Shep hater who’s looking for something to nitpick.”

    This one is my favorite quotes from you. Because I read it while sitting across the room from my Castro Collage and a flat-file full of 50+ other Obey and BLK/MRKT prints.

    And in a forum where “nitpicking” is done in an effort to aid an artist’s progress, I fail to see any validity in what you’ve said.

    If I wanted Shepard to fail, I sure as hell wouldn’t be investing in his work.

    That being said, If I want to see his continued success, I find it necessary to point out the oversights he’s made (however minor they may be). Because it needs to be said.

    So in closing, do us all a favor and wise up.

    That is all.

  11. That is all?

    E

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