03.03.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Olek

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There were two artists that worked exclusively with yarn at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival: Hot Tea (Minnesota), and Olek (New York). The video below captures Olek as she crochets a beautiful canoe using materials generously provided by Anthropologie. I like the part where she says “my work is never completed, the reaction completes my work”.

Watch the video below.

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26.02.15 by Jeff

VSCO Journal: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

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My favourite part of attending the Pow! Wow! Hawaii festival each year is getting to meet so many new people. This year I became fast friends with Anna and Christina from VSCO who, along with my pal photographer Carmen Chan, interviewed many of the artists and produced a bunch of mini stories about the event. You can check out their coverage over on VSCO’s Pow Wow Hawaii Journal and be sure to check out their main feature on James Jean here.

29.01.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Taiwan Re-Cap Video

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Next week I’m flying out to Honolulu for the giant arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Booooooom is gonna be a media sponsor again, and actually we’re teaming up with WeTransfer to produce an official video for this year’s festival! So keep your eyes peeled for that.

In the lead up to the event the team has just released a video re-cap of Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the most recent festival, which took place in Taipei.

Vincent Ricafort did a great job capturing the fun vibe of the event. You may recognize a lot of artists I’ve featured on Booooooom (I’m in there a bit too), and if you’re wondering who the dancing people are they’re the organizers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to put on an amazing event. Thank you to everyone involved, I had the best time!

Watch the video below!

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12.01.15 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Hawaii Through the Eyes of Artist Ron English

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The annual arts festival known as Pow! Wow! Hawaii is coming up next month and in the lead up to the event, they’ve released this great video from last year. After finishing up his own mural, artist Ron English walked around and interviewed several others artists while they worked. You can follow the @PowWowHawaii Instagram for updates – congrats to Jasper who managed to get that account over 100k followers without ever being featured by Instagram (teach me your secrets).

Watch the video below to see the event through the eyes of Ron English!

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13.10.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Childish Gambino – Telegraph Ave (“Oakland” By Lloyd) Directed by Hiro Murai

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Hiro Murai does not sleep! It’s barely been two weeks since that gorgeous FlyLo video he directed hit the net, and he’s already followed it up with an unpredictable video for Childish Gambino’s Telegraph Ave. When this video starts you’ll think you know what you’re in for, but watch till the end (trust me).

Watch the video below!

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07.10.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! x Flexfit: School of Music

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In the past couple years, Pow! Wow! Hawaii’s mission has expanded way beyond covering the city of Honolulu in murals. Thanks to Flexfit, the festival has introduced the Pow! Wow! School of Music, a youth education program which gives kids the opportunity to learn, create, and collaborate. Watch the video below.

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29.09.14 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Paints Hawaiian Airlines

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Hawaiian Airlines is a big reason why my friends out in Hawaii are able to make the massive Pow! Wow! mural festival happen each year. Each year the airline covers the flights of many of the world’s best artists for the event, and recently they invited artists to put their work all over the runway. This really illustrates to me the way the Pow! Wow! organizers have grown their event in a few short years; it’s the product of building lasting relationships with people and companies, making sure everyone benefits. If you’re organizing an annual event you could learn a lot from the way they’re going about things.

Watch the video below of the Hawaiian Airlines ground service vehicles getting the Pow! Wow! treatment. I’m already looking forward to February!

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09.06.14 by Jeff

Mural for Versace by Artist Tristan Eaton

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Enjoy a nice little video of my friend Tristan Eaton going H.A.M. on a wall for Versace, organized by Pow! Wow! Hawaii. Watch below!

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