16.11.10 by Jeff

OLD CHUM / OLD FAITHFUL

Walter Manning is the man behind one of my favourite tumblrs, Old Chum. He has gained a massive following online and now he has opened a shop here in Vancouver, Old Faithful. It is a total blessing to our city. I met up with him a couple weeks ago to ask him a few questions.

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WALTER MANNING

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Jeff Hamada: I thought we could start off by letting everyone know about your amazing little tumblr, Old Chum. What’s the story behind the “Chumblr” and how did you come up with the name?

Walter Manning: I was walking around the new Convention Center in Vancouver and they just put up all these placards about the history of British Columbia. I remember just reading every one of them as I walked around and how impressed I was with the raw initiative that went in to the development of the province: conquering the landscape, building infrastructure, hiking supplies to logging camps and felling giant firs. These were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.

I came across one placard of a picture of some men hiking supplies through the rugged landscape. One of the men had a crate on his back and on the side was inscribed “Old Chum”, a Canadian tobacco company, and it all fell into place for me and Old Chum was born. The name summed up what I wanted a blog to be.

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10.08.10 by Jeff

Yes Yes Y’all

Yes Yes Y’all has just launched Channel Y, jump over there for a carefully curated selection of music videos you might not have seen.

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12.05.10 by Jeff

Small Victories / Update

I can’t believe I’m leaving for Hong Kong in less than a week! On May 20th Above Second gallery will host the first-ever exhibition of photos submitted to our Small Victories project. If you live in the area, you can RSVP the Facebook Event!

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Take a peek at a few of the photos below!

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05.05.10 by Jeff

Small Victories / Update

I never thought I’d see the day I’d get more snail mail than email!

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29.04.10 by Jeff

Small Victories / Update

I could use a letter opener machete right about now.

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27.04.10 by Jeff

Small Victories / Update

I am overwhelmed by the amazing work that continues to show up here! One package even came in from Kathmandu, Nepal (Cheers Gaurav)! You only have 3 more days left to submit.

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23.04.10 by Jeff

Small Victories / Update

More snail mail! You have one more week to submit.

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19.04.10 by Jeff

Small Victories / Update

I think I owe my mailman a beer, sorry bro! You have until the end of April to submit to Small Victories. Do it, do it.

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