“I’m incredibly honored to create art with Bad Brains and to be connected to a band that has provided so much inspiration, energy, and sheer pleasure for me over the years. In addition to the Banned in Babylon exhibition, we’ll also be debuting the OBEY Clothing x Bad Brains collaboration. The goal was to make new images that refer to Bad Brains’ history and authenticity, but also add some Obey flavor in both the artwork and the clothing. Thanks, Bad Brains for the inspiration and for letting us collaborate with you as we move into the future!
Keep the P.M.A. (Positive Mental Attitude)!” – Shepard Fairey
Watch this behind the scenes look at the inspiration behind our recent OBEY X Bad Brains collaboration, including commentary from Shepard, Moby and Darryl Jenifer himself. The collection is our homage to Bad Brains, the D.C. band that challenged ideas of race, culture and what punk music could really be.