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