Ranging across design, advertising, photography, publishing and art, these essays challenge received wisdom, dismiss sacred cows and pose challenging questions about key issues and trends - from graphic memes and the poverty of 'cool' to ...
Author: Rick Poynor
Publisher: Birkhauser Architecture
In Obey the Giant, design writer Rick Poynor exposes the ambivalent reality beneath the seductive surface of contemporary visual culture. Ranging across design, advertising, photography, publishing and art, these essays challenge received wisdom, dismiss sacred cows and pose challenging questions about key issues and trends - from graphic memes and the poverty of 'cool' to culture jamming, designer sex and death, and the pleasure of imperfection. An inspiring call to action, Obey the Giant shows how designers and image-makers both collude with, and resist, corporate control of the image world.
This book displays 10 years of graphic evolution - from the first photocopied "Andre the Giant" sticker that Shepard Fairey made at RISD to the giant billboard posters you see all around the world.
Author: Shepard Fairey
Publisher: Franck Slama Editions
Andre the Giant Has a Posse is a street art campaign based on an original design by Frank Shepard Fairey created in 1989 while Fairey was a student at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). At the time Fairey declared the campaign to be "an experiment in phenomenology." Over time the artwork has been reused in a number of ways and has become a world-wide pataphysical movement, following in the footsteps of Ivan Stang's Church of the SubGenius and populist WWII icon Kilroy Was Here. At the same time, Fairey's work has evolved stylistically and semantically into the OBEY Giant campaign. This book displays 10 years of graphic evolution - from the first photocopied "Andre the Giant" sticker that Shepard Fairey made at RISD to the giant billboard posters you see all around the world. A stunning full-colour documentation of Fairey's T `campaign' of postering and stencils It attempts to simultaneously bring the viewer to question propaganda absorption and to encourage a better use of public space.
"Sarah Jaye Williams knows art history, art theory, and has followed my Obey art and ideas throughout my career. She has compiled quotes for the Philosophy of Obey book by meticulously reading hundreds of my articles and interviews.
Author: Sarah Jaye Williams
"Sarah Jaye Williams knows art history, art theory, and has followed my Obey art and ideas throughout my career. She has compiled quotes for the Philosophy of Obey book by meticulously reading hundreds of my articles and interviews. These quotes touch on a broad range of topics and show the evolution of my positions over the years. There is humor, irreverence, hope, pessimism, anger, jubilation, and even maybe some wisdom mixed in with all the potentially contradictory thoughts and emotions. I think there is substantial food for thought in this spectrum statements." --Artist's website.
It was 1989 when Shepard Fairey, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, first created the now-infamous The Giant has a Posse sticker.
Author: Shepard Fairey
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
It was 1989 when Shepard Fairey, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design, first created the now-infamous The Giant has a Posse sticker. The black and white image of the huge wrestler's subdued and vacant stare became an underground icon and by the mid-90's about a half-million had been posted around the world. This monograph is a reprint of a limited edition paperback published in Japan. It documents Shepard Fairey's career from his creation of the Giant phenomenon up to and including the advent of Black Market, a San Diego design agency Fairey formed with Dave Kinsey and Philip Dewolff and which focuses on the action sport and music industries. Today Shepard Fairey creates designs for high profile clients such as Pepsi and Universal Pictures, produces Giant art, exhibits worldwide in galleries, and still keeps his Giant images on the streets.
Un livre-objet spectaculaire et inédit de Shepard Fairey alias OBEY sur vingt-cinq ans de combat pour la planète, jusqu'à l'installation d'un globe de deux tonnes à soixante mètres du sol au coeur de la tour Eiffel, sous les yeux des chefs d'état du monde entier ! Le plus grand livre de street art du monde, par le plus grand artiste de street art du monde ! 2 volumes hors format sous coffret PVC, dont un "tout carton" autoportant permettant d'exposer chez soi 10 oeuvres originales.
This is a civil action for declaratory and injunctive relief to vindicate the rights of
visual artist Shepard Fairey and Obey Giant in connection with the series of
iconic works Fairey created to support the candidacy of President Barack Obama
Author: Shepard Fairey
Category: Copyright infringement
The artist Shepard Fairey sued Associated Press over its copyright challenge to his famous Barack Obama "Hope" picture. He seeks a court order that the image does not violate AP's copyright but is protected by the Fair Use statute, which allows limited use of copyrighted material to create original works of art.
The book is comprised of artworks designed to question the symbols and methods of the American machine and American dream and also celebrate those who oppose blind nationalism and war.
Author: Sarah Jaye Williams
Publisher: Gingko PressInc
E Pluribus Venom collects a large body of work produced by Shepard Fairey and presented at the Jonathan Levine Gallery during his massive exhibition in the summer of 2007. The title, which translates Out of many, poison is derived from E Pluribus Unum (out of many, one) an early motto adopted by the U.S. Government which appears on U.S. currency. The artists thesis is that many becoming one, or a loss of power and influence of the individual in favor of homogeny is a symptom of a society in decline. The book is comprised of artworks designed to question the symbols and methods of the American machine and American dream and also celebrate those who oppose blind nationalism and war. Some of Faireys works use currency motifs or a Norman Rockwell aesthetic to employ the graphic language of the subjects they critique. Other works use a blend of Art Nouveau, hippie, and revolutionary propaganda styles to celebrate subjects advocating peace.
In 1993, Fairey began using a different image of the wrestler's face, usually with
the branding “OBEY GIANT.” The guerilla art campaign continues to this day.
André's image can be seen peering from phone booths and bus stops, a constant
Author: Michael Krugman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The unforgettable story of everyone’s favorite giant—and a life cut short—wrestler and actor Andre the Giant. At seven-foot-five, four hundred and fifty pounds, André the Giant was a living, breathing legend—a behemoth taking on all comers. Billed as “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” he was the greatest attraction in sports entertainment and one of the most famous athletes in the world. André the Giant: A Legendary Life is the story of how his enormous charisma and undeniable presence aided World Wrestling Federation's explosive rise to the forefront of popular culture. André's battles with such rivals as Ernie Ladd, Killer Khan, Big John Studd, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, and Randy “Macho Man” Savage are certifiable classics, while his epic WrestleMania III match with Hulk Hogan—before 93,000—still holds the record for largest attendance. Outside the ring, André Roussimoff was equally formidable—his voluminous appetite for life is the stuff of legends. Moreover, André was among the first wrestlers to cross over into pop superstardom with roles in such television series as The Six Million Dollar Man and films like The Princess Bride. André's incredible tale is told through his most memorable matches, with reminiscences and recollections from the people closest to him. In addition to blow-by-blow analysis of his greatest in-ring triumphs, author Michael Krugman takes us behind the curtain to see how this amazing athlete struggled with his size and his stardom, as well as his fight with crippling pain caused by both his profession and the disease that made him who he was. André the Giant: A Legendary Life is the true-life tall tale of one of the most influential and adored Superstars in sports entertainment history.
Poynor, Rick, Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World, London: August; Basel:
Birkhauser, 2001. Pratt, Mary Louise, 'Arts of the Contact Zone' (Originally
Published in 1991), Excerpted in David Bartholomae and Anthony Petroksky (eds
), Ways ...
Author: Adam Geczy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Nominated for the 2016 Art in Literature: Mary Lynn Kotz Award, Library of Virginia Owing to digitization, globalization and mass culture, what is deemed 'desirable' and 'of the moment' in art has increasingly followed the patterns of fashion. While in the past artistic styles were always inflected with signs of their modernity, today biennales and art markets are defined by the next big thing, the next sensation, the next new idea. But how do opinions of what is 'good', 'progressive' and 'cutting edge' guide styles? What is it that makes works of art fashionable and commercial? Fashionable Art critically explores the relationships between art, commerce, taste and cultural value. Each chapter covers a major style or movement, from Chinese and Aboriginal art, Cubism and Pop Art to alternative identity and outsider art, exploring how contemporary art has been shaped since the 1970s. Drawing upon a variety of theoretical frameworks, from Adorno and Bourdieu to Simmel and Zizek, expert visual cultural scholars Geczy and Millner engage with both historical and contemporary debates on this lively topic. Taking a complex view of the meaning of fashion as it relates to art, while also offering critiques of 'art as fashion', Fashionable Art is an original, key text that will be essential reading for students and scholars of art history, fashion studies and material culture.
9 For a clearexample ofthiskindof interest, see RickPoynor's (2001) Obey the Giant, whichexplores in considerable detail themarketing research which
underpinned the development of Britain's largestever shopping complex,
Bluewater: 'Early ...
Author: M. Barker
Category: Social Science
The digital broadcasting of performances to cinemas, or 'livecasting', burst onto the world scene in 2006. This book explores the reasons for its rise, examines the aesthetics of filming theatre and opera performances, and explores who the audiences are and what they want.
Obey the Giant . Basel : Birkhäuser , 2001 . — . " Penguin Crime . " Eye , Autumn
2004 , 52–57 : - “ You Can Judge a Cover by Its Book . " Eye , Spring 2001 , 9-10
. Print Casebooks 10 : The Best in Covers & Posters . Rockville , Maryland : RC ...
Author: Ned Drew
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
We all know we're not supposed to judge books by their covers, but the truth is that we do just that nearly every time we walk into a bookstore or pull a book off a tightly packed shelf. It's really not something we should be ashamed about, for it reinforces something we sincerely believe: design matters. At its best, book cover design is an art that transcends the publisher's commercial imperativesto reflect both an author's ideas and contemporary cultural values in a vital, intelligent, and beautiful way. In this groundbreaking and lavishly illustrated history, authors Ned Drew and Paul Sternberger establish American book cover design as a tradition of sophisticated, visual excellence that has put shape to our literary landscape. By Its Cover traces the story of the American book cover from its inception as a means of utilitarian protection for the book to its current status as an elaborately produced form of communication art. It is, at once, the intertwined story of American graphic design and American literature, and features the work of such legendary figures as Rockwell Kent, E. McKnight Kauffer, Paul Rand, Alvin Lustig, Rudy deHarak, and Roy Kuhlman along with more recent and contemporary innovators including Push Pin Studios, Chermayeff & Geismar, Karen Goldberg, Chip Kidd, and John Gall.
Undoubtedly , ” replied the Captain , " men who obey a chief ' s commands are
his men — his friends . Those who refuse to obey , and do every kind of
wickedness , are not his friends , but his enemies . God has given us free wills ,
and we ...
We all learn to obey by suffering. Sometimes our moms and dads make us suffer
to teach us to obey. The police officer made me suffer and now I obey the speed
laws. Suffering may hurt for a little while but if it teaches us to obey, then it is ...
Author: Wesley T. Runk
Publisher: CSS Publishing
Lessons include: - The Great Picnic (Matthew 14:13-21)- You Are Jesus' Magnifying Glass (John 17:20-26)- How To Settle An Argument (Acts 15:22)- The Key Ring That Unites Us (Romans 6:2b-11)- Do The Dishes? (1 Peter 4:13-19)- Counting Sand (Revelation 5:11-14)...and many more!
3 Shepard Fairey and Obey Giant Art v. The Associated Press, Complaint for
Declaratory Judgment and Injunctive Relief, 11, docs.justia.com. 4 Shepard
Fairey and Obey Giant Art v. The Associated Press, Answer, Affirmative Defenses
, and ...
Author: Marilyn DeLaure
Publisher: NYU Press
A collaboration of political activism and participatory culture seeking to upend consumer capitalism, including interviews with The Yes Men, The Guerrilla Girls, among others. Coined in the 1980s, “culture jamming” refers to an array of tactics deployed by activists to critique, subvert, and otherwise “jam” the workings of consumer culture. Ranging from media hoaxes and advertising parodies to flash mobs and street art, these actions seek to interrupt the flow of dominant, capitalistic messages that permeate our daily lives. Employed by Occupy Wall Street protesters and the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot alike, culture jamming scrambles the signal, injects the unexpected, and spurs audiences to think critically and challenge the status quo. The essays, interviews, and creative work assembled in this unique volume explore the shifting contours of culture jamming by plumbing its history, mapping its transformations, testing its force, and assessing its efficacy. Revealing how culture jamming is at once playful and politically transgressive, this accessible collection explores the degree to which culture jamming has fulfilled its revolutionary aims. Featuring original essays from prominent media scholars discussing Banksy and Shepard Fairey, foundational texts such as Mark Dery’s culture jamming manifesto, and artwork by and interviews with noteworthy culture jammers including the Guerrilla Girls, The Yes Men, and Reverend Billy, Culture Jamming makes a crucial contribution to our understanding of creative resistance and participatory culture.
“It's the first law of Humongous movies, Mike. Giant Monsters Always Attack
Towns.” CRUNCH! The giant octopus hoisted itself across the roof of the hangar.
“Back! Back!” cried Mr. Vickers, still filming as he ran around to the front of the
Author: Tony Abbott
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Juvenile Fiction
It’s time for the W. Reid Elementary science fair—home to the weirdest inventions ever, and a lot of trouble! Mike is sure he’s going to win the school science fair with his potato-powered radio, “Potadio.” But when his contraption is electrocuted to life, Mike suddenly has more to worry about than winning first prize. Potadio has a bad attitude, and he now controls the minds of the teachers and students. With his army of minions, Potadio plans to take over the world! Mike must figure out how to beat this spud before becoming a brain-dead zombie himself. Luckily, he has access to a science fair full of crazy inventions that just might help him defeat his creation!
... Fairey and his Obey Giant work , Modern Dog ( featured on page 132 ) ,
Aesthetic Appartatus ( featured on page 6 ) , Neville Brody , Carlos Segura ( and
t26 ) , Ames Design , Templin Brink , Jennifer Sterling , Michael Schwab , Hatch
Author: John Foster
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Shows how contemporary designers have changed poster design, and how posters are used as primary in-store promotions by retail giants.
Sort of like a "Manchurian Candidate" where young, idealistic youths are
brainwashed to obey commands "prompting" them to ... for returning to the
mainland in December, including the exact date of his departure, his -171- The Giant's Chair.
Author: Marc A. Catone
Publisher: Author House
Adam Chance is the quintessential Sixties man. He saw The Beatles at Shea Stadium, went to Woodstock and was active in the Antiwar movement. Then, he wrote about the counterculture in his best-selling book, WALDEN PAVED OVER. Now, in the 1990s, Adam finds himself middle aged, divorced and suffering from every author's nightmare ... writer's block. An understanding therapist suggests that he keep a journal to do a life review. The effect is liberating. No longer does he have to worry about word limits and cranky editors. He's totally free to express his point of view and explore new writing styles. Adam recalls sharing a pizza with Jim Morrison in a Greek restaurant. He reminisces about a transcendent conversation with John Lennon in Central Park. He balances satire and parody by imagining a 'Sixties Sell-Out' awards ceremony, composing a list of 60 things he fears might happen and writing the script for the final episode of STAR TREK. Adam's fondest memories are of his childhood with best friend, Midnight Duke. In the Summer of 1963, Adam and Midnight climb the Giant's Chair, a huge rock formation located in the rolling hills beyond their back yards. The two boys remain friends into adulthood as they pass through different phases of their lives. Then tragedy strikes and each man must cope with the outcome on his own level. Eventually, both friends are led back to the Giant's Chair. Adam gives himself permission to explore his spiritual side. He immerses himself in books on mind/body healing and practices meditation. He seeks forgiveness from his ex-wife, desires reconciliation with an estranged brother and celebrates the unique qualities of the Sixties generation. Adam's road to understanding contains a few bumps along the way, but his journal becomes the path to renewal. Ultimately, Adam Chance discovers an answer that has always been inside him ... a basic truth as old as time itself.
2 This Word of life became 3 The way we know that we know Him is audible and
visible , and we heard and by our willingness to obey Him . 4If anyone saw Him
ourselves . This is the One we says he knows God and doesn ' t obey Him , want
Author: Rev. Dr. Diana FieldsPublish On: 2012-09-19
This means that you should seek to hear God's voice in your situation, and then obey His voice in determining your direction. Proverbs 3:5, and 6 say to “trust in
the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding, but in all
Author: Rev. Dr. Diana Fields
Publisher: WestBow Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I am a six-year breast cancer survivor. I am very happy about this fact, because I was given an opportunity to write about that experience. This is a chronological and personal testimony of my fight against this devastating disease. This book strives to encourage and invite readers, whether in perfect health or stricken by illness, to trust God in all situations. My journey with breast cancer was a test of my faith in God. Through my own struggle, I remind readers that life is going to be filled with difficult and sometimes life-changing situations when our faith is tested. At these crucial times, it is our test to decide how we will respond. Find out how I responded, and then get ready to be introduced or re-introduced to someone who cares about every situation you will encounter.