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obey Giant


Artists name
Shepard Fairey

campaign created
1986 in Charleston, South Carolina

Andre the Giant Has a Posse. A street art project and an experiment in phenomenology by artist Shepard Fairey.

  • OBEY Giant images appear in three of Joel Schumacher's films:
    In Batman Forever, a distorted image of Giant's face is visible on a Gotham skyscraper as Batman flies the Batplane nearby.
    In 8mm (1999), an "OBEY Giant" poster is clearly visible on the outside of an alleyway door the protagonist enters.
    In Phone Booth (2002), several stenciled images of the "OBEY Giant" image are visible on the corner of the building behind the phone booth in which Colin Farrell becomes trapped.
  • An "OBEY GIANT" poster appears on a wall in the Berlin, Germany stage of the video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
  • In an episode of the television program Family Guy, Peter Griffin paints an outsized image of the stylized "Obey Giant" face emblem on the Sistine Chapel ceiling in an ostensible renovation effort. (Show creator and television producer Seth MacFarlane was a student at RISD at the same time as Frank Shepard Fairey.)
  • In the PC video game Half-Life, players can choose André the Obey Giant as a spraytag to mark walls or floors during multiplayer matches.
  • In the PC video game Half-Life 2, posters very similar to the Obey Giant ones appear, instead using the visage of Wallace Breen, and the text RESIST.
  • In the 2003 movie Along Came Polly five Obey Giant posters can be seen in the background in a final scene when Ben Stiller is chasing after Jennifer Aniston.
  • The Black Eyed Peas video Shut Up has several stylized "Obey Giant" face posters near the stage man. (A reference to Shepard Fairey who designed the art for the album "Elephunk") .
  • In the Nintendo DS game "Retro Atari Classics", which features remixes of classic Atari games by famous graffiti artists along with the originals, the OBEY Giant design was used for Gravitar, Lunar Lander, Missile Command, and Sprint.

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