Gear Magazine

May 17, 2007

November / December 2000
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Known for its colorful posters which evoke propaganda and art, nostalgia and futurism, Obey/Giant is the brainchild of Shepard Fairey, president of San Diego’s BLK/MRKT Design who launched his career by printing caricatures of the late wrestler Andre the Giant on stickers. The company’s bold graphic posters (available from incorporate iconography like planes, workers and soldiers, showing how society is motivated and influenced by symbols. (they also designed the Gear 100 opening spread)