The Misfits are a punk rock revelation and a band that have mesmerized Obey from his first introduction to them in 1985. Being asked to do a Misfits 40th anniversary logo recently was a huge honor for him, and that art is still available as a t-shirt now on the band’s websites – MisfitsOfficialMerch.com and MisfitsRecordsOfficial.com.
"The Misfits art is pure alchemy genius and the best example of remixing marginal subculture imagery into a cohesive cult brand in history. From horror films, comics, serials, and B-movies the Misfits culled, cut, pasted, inked, and crafted possibly the most recognizable and enduring punk iconography ever. The thing that I love about the classic Misfits imagery is that it is well designed, but has a do-it-yourself charm that is organic and unfussy. I tried to channel this history through my artistic sensibility in the 40th logo and poster. We’re releasing two versions of this print – a “Grave” edition and a “Crypt” edition. The Grave edition will be available on my website ObeyGiant.com on Tuesday, May 30th at 10AM (PDT) and the “Crypt” edition will be available on the Misfits stores – MisfitsOfficialMerch.com and MisfitsRecordsOfficial.com. I’ll be seeing you again!" – Shepard
Misfits 40th Grave. 18 x 24 inches. Screenprint on cream Speckle Tone paper. Signed by Shepard Fairey. Numbered edition of 450. $50. Available Tuesday, May 30 at 10AM (PDT) on ObeyGiant.com. Limit 1 per person/household.