Check out the latest Obey’s “Civil Disobedience”collection as they bring awareness of the injustice in the world. Here’s what they have to say.
“WE CREATED THE CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE SERIES TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST INJUSTICE – BECAUSE IT MATTERS! I KNOW THAT IT MATTERS BECAUSE MUSICIANS LIKE THE CLASH, DEAD KENNEDYS, PUBLIC ENEMY, AND BOB MARLEY SPOKE THEIR MINDS AND INSPIRED ME TO LOOK AT POLITICS AND SOCIAL ISSUES WITH A CRITICAL EYE ON HOW TO MAKE THINGS MORE JUST. I ALSO FOUND ROLE MODELS IN VISUAL ARTISTS LIKE ROBBIE CONAL, BARBARA KRUGER, KEITH HARING, AND WINSTON SMITH, WHO DID THE MAJORITY OF ART FOR THE DEAD KENNEDYS AND IS PART OF THIS CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE SERIES. I’VE ALWAYS SEEN ART ON A WALL OR A T-SHIRT AS A WAY OF DEMONSTRATING A POINT OF VIEW AND CREATING A CONVERSATION THAT MIGHT NOT HAPPEN OTHERWISE. SCAPEGOATING, BIGOTRY, AND RACISM ARE LAZY AND UNENLIGHTENED, BUT THEY PERSIST IF WE STAY SILENT WHEN WE FACE THEM. APATHY CREATES AN ENVIRONMENT MORE PERMISSIVE OF HATE. IF WE DON’T LIKE RACISTS AND BIGOTS THINKING THEY CAN THRIVE IN OPEN SUNLIGHT, THEN WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR THE VALUES OF DIVERSITY, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, EQUALITY, AND HUMAN DIGNITY. THE FUTURE IS OURS TO SHAPE IF WE HAVE THE COURAGE TO USE OUR VOICES AND TAKE ACTION. THANKS FOR CARING.”
– SHEPARD FAIREY
Our latest OBEY Awareness Collection was created in reaction to the broad unrest and growing dissatisfaction with our current political climate. The collection features striking imagery and direct statements against hate with art from Winston Smith, famous for his collage art. It also includes his work for the Dead Kennedys, Philadelphia artist Jeremy Dean and our own Shepard Fairey. The message is clear: “we are advocating and allying with the disenfranchised, speaking out against hate and joining together to combat fear.”
For the lookbook, we reached out to friends of OBEY who resist cultural expectations and complacency in their own ways, whether it be through the art they create or the community outreach they participate in. “We need to keep being aware of exactly what’s going on and keep uplifting each other, truly.” – QUIÑ, Singer/Creative
100% of profits from the Civil Disobedience OBEY Awareness Collection sales in the U.S. will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit dedicated to advocating for civil rights and justice and combating hate and bigotry in America. 100% of profits for European sales will go directly to United Against Racism, a like-minded grassroots organization based in Ireland, committed to stopping hate.
Take action today by standing up to the injustices you see in your life. Celebrate the diversity that makes our culture unique. Stay united – not divided.
The Civil Disobedience Collection is available on obeyclothing.com and at select retailers worldwide.