04.03.09 by Jeff

$18,000 Rethink Scholarship!

All you aspiring art directors and designers in the Vancouver area, here’s your chance to win a two-year fully paid $18,000 scholarship to Langara College’s new Communication and Ideation Design program, courtesy of ad agency Rethink. I actually got my fine arts diploma from Langara before heading to Emily Carr for my degree!

Students apply by using a sketch book to convey their ideas, entries will be judged by Rethink co-creative directors Chris Staples and Ian Grais. Get full details here: rethinkscholarship.com!

26.02.09 by Jeff

Living Proof!

Another great magazine showed up at my door, Living Proof. It’s got a nice selection of art and photography, even some design. Interviews with Ron English (cover art), Mars-1, Kevin Lyons, and House Industries among others. Great print and paper quality, and it’s as thick as an Archie double digest. Oh yes, this little guy’s FREE!

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24.02.09 by Jeff

Updown Magazine

The latest issue of Updown Magazine magically arrived at my door. It’s a nice little Canadian publication that covers art, music, and snowboarding. Oh yea, it’s FREE!

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22.02.09 by Jeff

Thank You!

Thanks to everyone who came out! You all made it such a fun night! I still have to find out the total amount raised but it was a great turnout and A LOT of shoes were sold! Good news for those of you who don’t live here, you can get them online, HERE.

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Here’s a whole slew of photos – big thanks to Jolin Ras and Cory Gibbons for the pics! Oh and thanks to Donna for the sharpie!

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19.02.09 by Jeff

I’ll see HUNDREDS of you tonight!

My shoes for Converse 1Hundred + RED get released tonight! Livestock. 1709 West 4th Ave. 8pm – 11pm. I’m headed downtown right now, CBC Radio 1 (690AM) is having me on to talk about the project at 4:40PM.

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See all of you (locals) tonight! For all my internet friends I’ll try to find out when/where the shoes will be available online! Thanks for all the support!

17.02.09 by Jeff

Hypebeast Interview!

Just a quick bit of personal news – the good folks at Hypebeast interviewed me about the release of my shoe for Converse and a bit of my personal background! Read the interview here.

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In case you missed it, the charity/launch event is Thursday Feb 19th – Livestock (1709 West 4th Vancouver)! All profits from shoes sold that night will be donated to The Global Fund! Come out and support a good cause and get some shoes to boot (I’m not totally sure if that’s a pun).

11.02.09 by Jeff

I made some t-shirts!

Here is a sneak peek at three tees I designed for Livestock’s Artist Series. The shirts will be released on Feb 19th at the Converse launch/charity event (that you are all invited to)! More incentive for you to come out to my party!

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04.02.09 by Jeff

Skateistan!

The New York Times published an article/video last week about an Australian man named Oliver Percovich, who has worked hard for two years to create Skateistan – Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school. Hit “more” to watch the video and I’m sure you’ll be as inspired by the story as I am!

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