24.03.14 by Jeff

Album Stream: Saintseneca “Dark Arc”

Saintseneca, a band I have championed for several years now, is playing tonight in Vancouver at The BiltmoreNPR has just posted a full stream of their fantastic new album “Dark Arc”, listen to it here.

 

16.03.14 by Jeff

Arseni Khamzin

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Photos by Arseni Khamzin. More below.

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24.02.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Janet Echelman Sculpture in Vancouver

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Artist Janet Echelman, known for her beautiful large outdoor sculptures made of nets, is set to install her largest work to date in Vancouver! She is personally borrowing funds to cover the cost of installing the work and a non-profit called Burrard Arts Foundation has stepped in to try and help her make this sculpture a reality.

Watch the video below explaining the proposed piece for Vancouver, and if you want to support the project jump over to Kickstarter.

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05.02.14 by Jeff

Dude Chilling Park (Forever)

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Photo credit: @DustinTimms

The saga of Dude Chilling Park has a happy ending! I can’t remember the last time a petition actually worked but this time it has!

Over a year ago The Province Newspaper reported that Guelph Park’s official sign had been secretly replaced by someone “who put a lot of effort into crafting the counterfeit, which even features the official Vancouver Parks and Recreation crest”.

The sign was a reference to a super chill statue of a dude, reclining on the grass. It was completely harmless and funny but was eventually removed by the parks board.

 

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My photo of the dude chilling statue.

 

This week the Vancouver Parks Board approved the re-installation of the sign! (source) The park right by my house will have the best name in the history of park names, forever.

Thank you Viktor Briestensky for creating my favourite piece of public art in Vancouver, before you left town.

27.01.14 by Jeff

Katie So

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Drawings from “Destined For Misery”, a comic by Vancouver-based illustrator Katie So. See more below (the last image should be a t-shirt).

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21.01.14 by Jeff

Joseph Staples

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New works by artist Joseph Staples from his solo show “Economy of Image”, at Leo Koo Gallery. See more below.

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16.01.14 by Jeff

Rebecca Chaperon “Eerie Dearies” (26 Ways To Miss School) Book Giveaway

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My friend Rebecca Chaperon gave me two signed copies of her new book “Eerie Dearies”, featuring a painting for each letter of the alphabet. I’m keeping one book, and I’ll give the other one to anyone willing to come get it from me (meaning someone in, or close to, Vancouver).

Have a peek inside the book below. If you wanna snag the book leave a comment with a sentence about your favourite letter of the alphabet.

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08.01.14 by Jeff

I made some T-shirts for Aritzia!

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Not too long ago I was approached by Aritzia to make some t-shirts for their new line, La Notte. I don’t know anything about women’s fashion but I thought it would be fun to work with one of Vancouver’s largest brands.

I designed a little collection of five t-shirts for them, and I called it “Dreaming About Living The Dream”. I’m not sure how many t-shirts were made in total, but if you want one they are now for sale over HERE.

This week I’ll be launching a project on our Instagram and giving away two complete sets of t-shirts, so stay tuned for that!