Contributing Monkie G Living Staff Monkies
Published on October 4, 2008
If these 11th Hour images make you want to Obey, there’s a reason for that. Street artist Shepard Fairey, creator of the “André the Giant Has a Posse” sticker campaign (which evolved into “Obey Giant”), has contributed his paradigm-shifting, guerilla art style to the 11th Hour Campaign. The Charleston, South Carolina native was recently asked to be a partner by the organization and even designed a limited run series to sell on his website in order to raise money to create massive quantities of his 11th Hour stickers.
Fairey outlined the reasons for the collaboration on his website:
“I wanted to write a long explanation of why I’m doing this print to help promote the movie the 11th Hour and to generate funds for the 11thhouraction.com. Unfortunately, I’m short on time and so is planet Earth as we know it. Basically the film expands on the Earth crisis explained in an Inconvenient Truth. Global warming, deforestation, pollution, dependence on petroleum, and over -population. The film puts these issues in frightening perspective but also shows there are solutions. Skip the next Rob Sneider [sic] movie and to see the 11th Hour and you’ll be both avoiding pollution and educating yourself about it. If you won’t do it for yourself, do it for MY kid! Thanks”
I’m not sure I get the poster’s bomb-laden border, but Shepard Fairey gets green snaps for helping illustrate the cause.