OBEY Clothing was launched in 2001 when Shepard Fairey saw clothing as an opportunity to be creative on many levels and t-shirts as another canvas for his graphics. You might not know Shepard but you've probably seen is work on your local street corner. His iconic Andre the Giant imagery is found around the world. OBEY's main influences are underground skateboarding and music. Commercial art and street art have been blurred to form the distinct style that is synonymous to OBEY.