Rupert Murdoch Obeys the Giant

And just when you thought the Andre Has a Posse fad was completely dead, obnoxiously overused, and forever buried in the annals of the late 1990′s-earl 2000′s,
writes in Bucky Turco,
Rupert Murdoch [tries to] make it relevant again or according to them, *super-cool.*

That
s right, you can download Obey Giant and other ‘iconoclastic’ Shepard Fairey ‘grafix’ as wallpapers for your cellphone from Mobizzo.com, a Newscorp entity.

As you may know…

Shepard Fairey was an artist who made Andre the Giant
s head into a big poster with OBEY over it and GIANT underneath. After pasting it around town for a school project, he made the image available for others to use and it spread across the nation’s city’s blank walls, POST NO BILLS boards, and street signs, creating a counterculture phenomenon. Derivatives followed, including one emblazoned, “Andre Has a Posse.” The graphics were wildly successful beyond their humble origins, eventually becoming a substantial commercial entity; a giant, obeyed by its own increasingly mainstream posse.

According to the latest incarnation, here
s what
s up with the Obey Giant:

Be curious, be confrontational. Obey Giant. Or, don’t. That’s the whole point. These grafix are super-cool, but if they make you think for yourself and question authority, all’s the better. Because the medium is the message.

Whatever that crock o
crap means.

Co-Option, it
s a beautiful thing.

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  1. GenXCub says:

    Think for yourself… by following a mega-corporation’s ad. Maybe if Sean Hannity tells me I’m unamerican do do otherwise…

  2. kickslop says:

    I wonder if Shepard Fairey knows.

  3. Paul D says:

    Or if Von Dutch knows that trendy little twits are running around the mall with his name on their foreheads…

  4. L_Emmerdeur says:

    Well, this had to reach places like Wyoming sometime.

  5. david burn says:

    Shepard Fairey better know. Otherwise, he’s missing one helluva payday.

  6. Ben Popken says:

    Dimes to doughnuts, he knows.