After celebrating 40 years of the iconic horror punk band together, Shepard Fairey and OBEY return to team up with the Misfits for an exclusive collection - a cocktail of aggression, cheeky style, macabre symbolism and pure iconographic genius.
After celebrating 40 years of the iconic horror punk band together, Shepard Fairey and OBEY return to team up with the Misfits for an exclusive collection - a cocktail of aggression, cheeky style, macabre symbolism and pure iconographic genius. ⠀
The characterizing element of the collection is the visual language of the Misfits, known and recognizable not only in the musical world, but also in pop culture.
"The Misfits are a revelation in the punk rock world and a band that has mesmerized me since the first time I listened to them in 1985. Their art is pure genius and thanks to it they have managed to transform a niche subculture into a cult brand. They were able to create the most recognizable and enduring punk iconography of all time by mixing graphics, prints and images captured from the most popular horror films, comics, TV series and B-movies. The thing I like most about the image of the Misfits is that despite being well done, it allows a typical "do-it-yourself" charm to transpire that makes it extremely original. " - Shepard Fairey
The capsule collection represents a 360-degree collaboration, a true contamination between Obey and Misfits. The band's classic graphics have been reworked by Fairey, infusing his personal artistic style into the iconic skull, symbol of the band. Jerry Only, one of the group's founders, has instead given Obey a very rare piece: his Teenagers from Mars graphic, inspired by a sweater he had made during the band's debut period. The super pop color palette used for t-shirts and sweatshirts is taken from some of the most famous records of the Misfits. Another highlight of the capsule is definitely the coffin-shaped skateboard “Decades of Horror Business”.
«The invasion of the Misfits started in 1977 and it was all a DIY, built on a totally unique imagery and concept. We are as rebellious in our way of making music as we are in our styling. The menacing Teenagers from Mars logo was painted in large letters on the back of a sweater bought from the Salvation Army to mark the beginning of a cultural revolution.
"We want, we need, we'll take it! And now we have! Status quo is the enemy ”» - Jerry Only
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