Red Dog x Shepard Fairey x Glen E Friedman will be releasing our remaining stock of Collaboration Skate Decks along with a few new colorways and they will all be available at http://www.obeygiant.com/store/home.php?cat=5 on Thursday May 15th at 10am P.S.T.. For more info go to www.obeygiant.com.
My friend Jim Muir is being inducted into The National Skateboarding Hall of Fame alongside legends Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, and Natas Kaupas. I started skateboarding and listening to punk rock almost 30 years ago. I’ve been a Dogtown fan for a long time and I vividly remember the Muir brothers featured together in Thrasher Magazine in the 80’s. In 2009 my friend Glen E. Friedman let me know about Jim’s accident and neck injury and asked if I’d collaborate with him on a portrait of Jim to raise money for his medical expenses. Jim later asked if I’d be interested in putting the art I’d made based on Glen’s photo on a run of boards and of course I loved the idea. Jim did an amazing job selecting the wood, building the shapes, airbrushing, hand screening, and lacquering the boards. The boards are all signed by Jim, Glen, and me. I’m very proud and grateful to be a part of this project. Congrats to Jim and the entire 2014 class of Skateboard Hall of Famers!
- Shepard Fairey
"Skateboarding opened the world up to me. Through it I have enjoyed a world of community and relationships that continue today. It is a great honor to be recognized by your peers and be Inducted into The Skateboarding Hall Of Fame 2014 class. To be included with my friends Steve Olson, Lance Mountain, and Natas Kaupas in the 2014 Induction is a recognition to celebrate and give homage to my fellow 2014 Hall of Famers!”
- Jim “Red Dog” Muir