I originally made the Star Icon in January 1996 as I was transitioning into a period of my work inspired by Russian Constuctivist Propaganda posters. I had made a simplified illustration of the Giant face I called the Icon and I decided I wanted to make a star iteration. I cut a star shaped window out and played with cropping until I was happy. The print below was the first print I made using the star image. I only made an edition of 90 of them and probably only sold a small percentage of the 90. The rest went up on the street or were damaged. The Obey Star has been a crucial element in my work ever since so I decided to make a letterpress variation on the 1996 O.G. Obey Star. I’m very happy with how it turned out.
2 color Letterpress on 100% cotton Lettre paper, 110lb, deckled edges.
Signed and numbered edition of 400. OBEY publishing chop on left corner.
10 inches x 13 inches, frame ready. Ships flat. $65
Limit 1 per person/household.
Release date: May 21, 2013 at a random time between 10am and 12 noon here.
“Giant Star Obey”, 1996