Descripton: Standing ready before an attacking assailant, or about to race to the next destination, or leap towards the top-most vantage point, Batman: Black Costume Version displays an intensity that will make any assailant think twice, any destination the fastest to reach, and any peak not too high. Kouei Mastumoto sculpted the toned Batman based on the recent Jim Lee rendition, taking an old classic and changing the blue-toned costume into the up-to-date black and white costume it has become in DC’s 52.
Descripton: Penciled by one of the lead artists in the industry, whose work is featured among others in Iron Man, Voltron and Marvel Age Fantastic Four, Alitha Martinez applied whisks from her pen to create her vision of the fantastic world of the Sun-Tao, a world that is torn between a highly-developed empire and a slave-mongering tyrant. Pages 4 and 5 of the comic book, signed by Alitha Martinez, pencilled by Alitha Martinez and inked by Rob Hunter.
Descripton: "This image is about privacy and freedom from digital surveillance. If you didn’t notice, there is a camera aperture in the gun barrel. I think the right to privacy is paramount to the concept of freedom. Fear tactics have always been used to erode freedoms and increase the power and reach of government. Abuse of power is far more likely to happen if structures are in place that make abuse easier. The Patriot Act and the NSA surveillance program are examples of overreach under the guise of “protecting” us from terrorists, but they leave far too much room for potential abuse. Pervasive surveillance, even if intended for law enforcement, gathers data that is far too easy to abuse for a personal or political agenda. I respect due process and I think our government should too. Civil liberties are hard to recover once they are surrendered. The Worldwide Wave of Action opposes the NSA spying and many other areas of injustice and inequality..." - Shepard Fairey, http://www.obeygiant.com
77 out of 300 copies in existence.
Descripton: "I first got in touch with COPE2 because he had painted on a skateboard that ended up in a show in our gallery. I said, “Wow, COPE2….that guy’s work is everywhere but I’ve never met him, I don’t even know anyone who knows him. Do you have his email?” The guy that organized the skateboard show had the contact info, so I emailed him. COPE was super cool and said he knew my work well. He said he would love to link up sometime when I was in New York, so yeah it somehow happened.. by modern technology. We ended up becoming friends and collaborating on a couple of walls. He took me up to the Bronx and we worked on a wall there on a production he’s maintained for many years. He also took me out to do some bombing and hit some freeway spots. I simultaneously was doing a wall down in Manhattan that I had permission for, a really high-profile wall and told COPE2 he should get up on either end of this wall too. We showed a little uptown/downtown love, and mutual appreciation." - Shepard Fairey, http://www.obeygiant.com