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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03.11.10 by Jeff

Winnie Truong

Beautiful new work by Winnie Truong. Her solo show “The Harmless Anomalies” opens at Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto, this Friday!

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02.11.10 by Jeff

Attila Richard Lukacs

Paintings by Attila Richard Lukacs.

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Brendan Flanagan

Paintings by Brendan Flanagan.

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Ali Bosworth

Photos by Ali Bosworth.

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19.04.10 by Jeff

Winnie Truong

Drawings by Winnie Truong. Toronto, Ontario.

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22.03.10 by Jeff

Darren Rigo

Domestic Wilderness, photos by Darren Rigo.

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18.03.10 by Jeff

Donovan Barrow

Paintings by Canadian artist, Donovan Barrow. New York City.

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