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.
Diamond Supply Co. has become one of the biggest and most well-known brands in the skateboarding and streetwear industry today. In this installment of “Next Level” creator & designer Nicky Diamonds shares the story behind his successful brand.
The Diamond Supply Co. Photo Collection of Tees, Tanks & Sweatshirts by Evidence drops this Saturday on diamondsupplyco.com & on Fairfax in limited quantity. This collection will also be released with exclusive new music by Evidence &Alchemist.
Evidence of Dilated Peoples is an Los Angeles O.G., and is known for his raps, beats, cool style, and, recently, his photography via his Instagram account. Diamond Supply Co. is also another name known around L.A. and the streetwear world. So, it makes sense that the two would get together. Evidence and Diamond have a collaboration in the works, and a further dig shows that the tees will feature some of the rapper’s Instagram photography.