August 27, 2012
When the Vans folks asked if I could create a pair of customs to use in promotion of the Vans Custom Culture Arts Program, I knew right away that I wanted to do my best work. I learned early on that there is only one way to get good at something -- practice. So I used a prototype of Mockups, the unreleased art toy I developed, to sketch out a design for a Vans Classic Slip on. Once I had a plan, I took the design to an actual shoe. The outcome of that first shoe was good, but I knew I could do better, so I did it again -- and again. The custom I finally submitted to Vans for the Custom Culture Arts Program was displayed alongside shoes personalized by Conan O'Brien and Kristen Stewart and a ton of great artists. You can see their work here: Vans Custom Culture Ambassadors Slideshow
The custom shoe I created also appeared in this post at Juxtapoz.com, thanks to the the folks at Vans.
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July 08, 2019
Rosalie Fish (Cowlitz) from the Muckleshoot Tribal School won three state titles in track Rosalie all while raising awareness and advocating for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
June 27, 2019
June 21, 2019
Come inside the Eighth Generation studio to follow the Eighth Generation team as we work with Inspired Natives collaborator, Sarah Agaton Howes (Anishinaabe), develop a new idea from sketch to finished product!
Eighth Generation by Louie Gong