16.09.09 by Jeff

Block Party!

Photos from the Livestock Block Party on Sunday (courtesy of Mark Gutknecht). It was a funnnn time!

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25.08.09 by Jeff

Randy Laybourne

Last night I also ran into Randy Laybourne (who had a piece in the show), and he kindly gave me a sneak peek of the tees he designed for Livestock.

randy laybourne for livestock limited edition t shirt
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25.08.09 by Jeff

Smile On Your Brother!

I went down to Livestock for the Smile On Your Brother show last night and snapped some photos. It’s up for two more nights – so you better catch it while you can. If you see a board you want, you can contact Annie or Mike here and place a bid. The auction closes near the end of October.

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21.08.09 by Jeff

Smile On Your Brother!

My good friend Bob Kronbauer has teamed up with Mike Giles and Annie Lam, founders of a Canadian charity called Contributor, to curate an art show called “Smile On Your Brother”. The show features 50 hand crafted, oak skateboards covered with art by artists from all over the world. The boards will be auctioned off, with the proceeds going towards a fund that will supply skateboards to Canadian kids who might not otherwise be able to afford them! The show opens here in Vancouver at Livestock (Gastown) on Monday, August 24th. Be there!

smile on your brother contributer kronbauer lam giles

Artists include: Don Pendleton, Thomas Campbell, Andrew Pommier, Mike Perry, Julien Valee… you get the idea – the roster is no joke!

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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.

jeff hamada converse livestock 1hundred red charity event launch release vancouver shoe

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.

jeff hamada hypebeast interview feature

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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06.02.09 by Jeff

Converse / (PRODUCT)RED – Event!

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!

jeff hamada converse 1hund(red) red (product)red livestock vancouver chuck taylor shoe charity the global fund

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!

jeff hamada converse 1hund(red) red (product)red livestock vancouver chuck taylor shoe charity the global fund

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!

jeff hamada converse 1hund(red) red (product)red livestock vancouver chuck taylor shoe charity the global fund

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!

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