Wednesday, December 31, 2008

George Orwell x OBEY Giant Print Set by Shepard Fairey

Today, December 31st, Shepard Fairey will be putting his George Orwell x Obey Giant print set on sale at at some time between the hours of noon and 3 pm PST. A couple of months ago Shepard was approached by Penguin Books (UK) to do his take on the cover art for Orwell’s literary classics 1984 and Animal Farm. Evidently both books were inspirational and personal favorites of Shepard’s, so he jumped at the chance to recreate the covers to these two landmark novels.

George Orwell x OBEY Giant Print Set - 1984 Book Cover by Shepard Fairey
For the re-release of the books with their new OBEY covers, Penguin Books did a promotion selling the books with a cover art print set. These prints were only available in the UK…until today! Each offset 1984 and Animal Farm prints are size A2 (about 17" x 24") and come signed and numbered by Shepard with an edition size of 200. The George Orwell x OBEY Giant print set is limited to one set per person/household and will be sold for $140.

George Orwell x OBEY Giant Print Set - Animal Farm Book Cover by Shepard Fairey
If you’re interested in this very cool limited edition print set you’d better act fast and be prepared to hit refresh non-stop for around three hours this afternoon, because if for some reason you aren’t online the second these prints go on sale you’re going to be out of luck.
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