My Obey "Bad Reputation" print is inspired by music graphics, especially punk and new wave album sleeves, t-shirts, and flyers. I love the Xerox machine with spot color approach to a lot of those graphics that married the rough and crude side of financial and artistic limitations with an intuitive and clever ability to craft subversive, eye-catching images. Some of the edges of this imagery and text are intentional, rough and imperfect… if slick and clean are your bag, you might want to skip this one baby! See if you can spot the references to musicians like the New York Dolls, Generation X, the Misfits, and the easy one… Joan Jett. If you DON'T know those musicians, you can thank me for opening a door for you, and in turn I say "thank you" to everyone who has opened my ears and eyes! – Shepard
Bad Reputation (Black) on Speckle Tone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 350. $45.
Bad Reputation (Cream) on Speckle Tone Paper. 18 x 24 inches. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 350. $45.