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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August 22, 2017
Eighth Generation is celebrating the one year anniversary of the opening of our flagship store at Pike Place Market! For this special occasion, we've teamed up with Seattle's Native-owned Central District Ice Cream Company to curate eight totally unique flavors that celebrate the uniqueness of our brand and team members!
After receiving hundreds of name and flavor suggestions in our first round of community feedback, we narrowed down the options to 15 flavors for the community to vote on in a second round. Hundreds of votes were cast...now here are the flavors that were chosen!
August 09, 2017
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Eighth Generation by Louie Gong