I was on a metal forum this afternoon, reading about metal stuff, and someone posted a link to Urban Outfitters.
They said of the link: “I have a serious problem with this.”
I clicked on the link, only to see the hat pictured in this post, on sale for $9.99.
What. The. FUCK?
How is Eric Greif not filing an injunction right now to stop this from continuing?
A bunch of kids across America will wear this hat, just thinking its a cool design from Obey.
Never will they know the awesomeness behind that font, nor will they ever appreciate it.
That font’s from Death’s logo, for those who didn’t recognize it.
This is not acceptable. Not in the least.
Eric, where’s the rage?
[UPDATE: Greif has offered up the following on the matter:
“Wow — I’ve received dozens of messages recently because of this story by my friend Chris Harris. I’ve known about the Obey thing for quite some time – it isn’t new – and at first I was explosive about it. It was then explained to me by people smarter than I am (but involved in the metal retail world whom I respect) that this cat is some kind of urban art icon, and his art is always in homage to something ICONIC. The Death logo is iconic, and he picked up on it. I should there take the highroad and let it be instead of getting all litigious and pissed off. Same with the other band called Death — instead of wasting a hundred grand on fighting them for the name, the best course of action was to become friends! I do agree with Chris that there is a whole lot of educating that needs to go on, so my mission to bring the brand to urban America is confirmed”]