For Holiday 2013 OBEY collaborated with the legendary band Suicidal Tendencies. This year marks the 30th anniversary of their first record and OBEY wanted to put something together that reflected the influence Suicidal has had on Shepard and OBEY. (Make sure to read the text below from Shep on his introduction to the band and how it influenced him). They worked with Mike Muir, the founder of Suicidal Tendencies as well as two of the original artists responsible for the art behind the band. They used Ric Clayton’s work from Possessed To Skate and the original drawings from skateboarder Lance Mountain. The key for OBEY was to pay respect to the original work but put an OBEY twist to them, showing the heritage and legacy that the band and artists have created.
Artist Ben Corn has spent most of his life creating art, growing up in Norco, Ca his artistic endeavors led him into a tattoo apprenticeship under Roger Blankenship from Almost Bros. Tattoo in Mira Loma, Ca..after over 15 years he’s proved himself with over 50 awards crediting his vast styles and accomplishments. Best known for his large scale black & grey work never lacking in detail with a taste from everything from skulls to lettering..being a man of few words he has made a career on letting his work speak for itself
Ben is now working at the Napa location of Simms Ink for appointments please email Bencorn13@gmail.com further information to follow.