Tickets for Pecha Kucha Vancouver (May 21 – 7pm) are now available online!!! I will be speaking there along with eleven other people including designer Marian Bantjes! I listened to her speak at Justified West and I could feel previously unused parts of my brain coming alive. You do not want to miss this! Tickets are only $10 and they will sell out. Get them here.
If you don’t already know about Pecha Kucha, each speaker shows 20 slides for 20 seconds, and there is no pausing or reviewing of slides. So if someone is boring they are only boring for 400 seconds. Show up early and you get free booze. Feel free to bring tomatoes to throw at me – I was hoping I could go first and get it over with but it appears I am last so the pressure is on!
Bigger version of the flyer here.
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.
Last weekend my friend Dean and I shot this masterpiece during Grouse Mountain’s Valentine’s Day All-Nighter. I thought it would be funny to ride my snowboard from 10 years ago (it’s a 140!) and Dean brought some celebratory cigars so we could look “cool”. We shot all this footage between midnight and 5AM with like a 1-megapixel camera! Watch for the flat-land methods!
Oh, and the Livestock x Converse x Product(RED) event was a total success! Thanks to the hundreds of you who journeyed out to say hello! I’ll hopefully have photos from the event by Monday!
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.
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!
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).
I am inviting YOU to my party! Thursday Feb 19th – 8 pm to 11 pm – Livestock (1709 West 4th). Canada’s premier sneaker store Livestock and I are hosting a party/charity event for the long-awaited (for me anyways) release of the shoe I designed for Converse & (PRODUCT)RED. All profits from shoes sold at the event will be donated directly to The Global Fund by Livestock!
If you want to get your hands on a pair show up around 8pm to make sure you can get them. Your purchase will help the fight against AIDS in Africa! Come on out even if you don’t want the shoes, it would be fun to meet you all in person! RSVP the FACEBOOK EVENT or just show up!
A really quick word regarding the design of the shoe – the shoes are covered in 100 hands which represent the people of Africa calling out for help and also those around the world answering their call. I didn’t want to sugar-coat what’s going on in Africa but I did want the message to be a hopeful one so that’s why that bit of sky blue is in there. I’ll tell you more when I see you!
Thank you to all the newspapers, magazines, websites, radio stations, and tv talkshows that have helped spread the word about the shoe and more importantly the message behind them! And thank you to all of you who have told a friend!