OBEY Hits SXSW in Austin and Releases Print for Japan


Shepard Fairey OBEY (photo © Geoff Hargadon)

SXSW, the annual music/culture/technology festival winds down the circus-like atmosphere of new bands and big-name performers and ideas cramming venues with one show and roundtable after another, sometimes resulting in chaos. A regular Street Art contributor to this scene, Shepard Fairey hit up some walls as part of the Local to Global Outdoor Gallery Project.

In response to the tragedies created by the tsunami in Japan Shepard Fairey is releasing a new variation on the Dark Wave print. Profits from Dark Wave/Rising Sun will go to relief efforts in Japan.

Release Date: 3/24/2011 at a random time at ObeyGiant.com


Thanks to photographer Geoff Hargadon, who took these Austin images of Obey’s brand new work using a monochromatic palette that looks pretty fresh!

brooklyn-street-art-geoff-hargadon-obey-austin-5-webShepard Fairey OBEY (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Shepard Fairey OBEY (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Shepard Fairey OBEY (photo © Geoff Hargadon)


Shepard Fairey OBEY (photo © Geoff Hargadon)