This OBEY Fragile Cargo poster is a fusion of a few inspirations. The elephant and my wife Amanda meditating relate to the Buddhist philosophy that humans are part of nature, not above it, and must live in harmony with nature. The phrase "Rise Above" references transcendence, but is also one of my favorite Black Flag songs. The graphic elements also reference the aesthetics of travel tags and tickets which present a dichotomy… travel is great for broadening cultural perspective, but it has a heavy carbon impact. Karma asks us to consider the benefits and consequences of all of our actions. All of my prints are printed on recycled or sustainable paper.
A portion of the proceeds from this print will benefit Greenpeace to support their work to enhance environmental protections and combat climate change.
OBEY Fragile Cargo. 18 x 24 inches. Screen print on thick cream Speckletone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 650. $65.