I couldn't be more proud to share the logo I designed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of my favorite bands - Misfits! As a teenager growing up in South Carolina, the #Misfits were a revelation for me. Aggression, style, irreverence, AND parent-baiting lyrics... the Misfits served up the incendiary cocktail I had been searching for. The Misfits art is pure alchemy genius and the best example of remixing marginal subculture imagery into a cohesive cult brand in history. The thing I love about the classic Misfits imagery is that it is well designed, but has a do-it-yourself charm that is organic and unfussy. With the classic Misfits iconography so well-known and revered, I decided to put my ego as an artist and designer aside and focus on an approach for the band's 40th anniversary logo that builds upon and remixes some classic Misfits images while creating some new elements. In my tribute, I wanted to channel the attitude and be true to the Misfits irreverent four decades in horror business. Like it or not.. you think they really care?
Visit ObeyGiant.com to learn more about what this project meant to me both as a fan and as an artist/designer! You can get the all-new Misfits 40th Anniversary Tee before its available in any store (link in bio). Please note, all orders will be shipped the week of May 1st. I'll also be doing a poster variation of the Misfits 40th art and there's talk of a Misfits x OBEY Clothing collection in the works. Stay tuned for more! - Shepard
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