14.08.15 by Jeff

So It Is: A Book About Vancouver


Vancouverites, this one is for you. So It Is: Vancouver aspires to be a different kind of coffee table book. For Adam Schelle and Kev Holloway, the photography duo behind the project, this city isn’t perfect. Or, at least, that’s not what they want this particular book to be about.

Springing from a desire to represent the small fraction of people who make Vancouver so amazing, but in a way that isn’t about the flawless beauty Vancouver is known for, everyone featured in the book will be photographed only after being soaked with a watering can filled with water. Learn more about Adam and Kev, and their Kickstarter project below!

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12.08.15 by Jeff

Short Documentary: Wizard Mode


I’ve been waiting for this since the day my friends, Vancouver-based filmmakers, Salazar told me about their project. Wizard Mode, follows champion pinballer, Robert Gagno, as he battles the international competitive pinball world and the day-to-day challenges of living with autism. There is so much in this little portrait, I love it.

Keep in mind this is the short film version of what Salazar hopes will become a feature-length documentary (crowdfunding campaign to start in September). Watch “Wizard Mode” below!

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29.07.15 by Jeff

I’m speaking at Blend!

If you’re gonna be in Vancouver October 16 + 17, I’ve been invited to speak at a two-day festival here called Blend. It sounds like it’s going to be more of a party than a conference, for lovers of animation but also other creative things too (at least I hope so otherwise they’re going to be severely disappointed when they realise I’m not an animator).

Tickets are available at http://blendfest.ca.

07.07.15 by Jeff

Skate Video of the Day: “Side Two” by Antosh Cimoszko


Another chill skate video from Vancouver’s Antosh Cimoszko. If you missed Side One, peep it here. Watch Side Two below!

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30.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: Sports Day


Heads up Vancouver, we’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!

On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire Games bicycle track, now known as China Creek North Park, for the first ever & maybe never again — SPORTS DAY: Hood Vibes Only.

On this day, Hoods will battle it out for the coveted blue, 1st place ribbon and bragging rights in an elementary school styled, semi-athletic competition for neighbourhood supremacy (aka just for fun).

Find a team, make a name, find a mascot, grab your old pinnies from elementary school, register, cancel all appointments, and get ready for a day of mind games, tug-of-war, run relays and of course beers.

With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, a chance to compete in all competition, live DJ all afternoon, access to the beer garden.

Sign up for the event here.

04.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Artist and Tattooer Shannon Elliott


Tattoos by Vancouver-based artist Shannon Elliott. More images below.

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30.05.15 by Jeff

small works/Big Show

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“small works/Big Show” just opened at Untitled Art Space in Vancouver, featuring small works by big local painters and illustrators. A few more images below.

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12.05.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based People Footwear

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Just want to congratulate my friends here in Vancouver who recently launched their new brand, People Footwear. You can watch their little promo video below!

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