Check it out on Hypebeast!
Kamea Hadar (one of a1000x favorites) spoke on TEDxMaui recently about the inner workings of Pow Wow Hawaii and what art truly brings the community. This is exactly the type of energy and passion that inspired our own website. It's a very inspirational video that really shows how art affects the community and brings people closer at the same time.
Congratulations to Kamea and Pow Wow Hawaii for all their success! Can't wait for next year.
I know this post is a little overdue, but here is a recap of our annual artist egg dye event in preparation for Easter. While I couldn't post all the pictures, here are a few of my favorites.
When Easter comes around, we don't mess around.
Hope the rest of you guys had a great holiday weekend!
This picture says it all.. It says "stop what your doing and buy this shirt!" Don't hesitate! Very limited edition print.
The arrival of the long awaited Lawrence Seward wood mask T-shirt is finally here. The shirt brings together his classic wood grain mask sculptures and displays it in a way never done before-- on a T-shirt. I'll keep you updated on how to get your very own mask shirt soon. Until then enjoy some pictures of this very limited print.
I know its been a while since my last blog post! I know all of you have been busy during the holiday season, just like we have been. Definitely late on this one, but last week I was honored to be featured on the blog Sweet Lychee Productions! It's the brainchild of Kristen Oshiro, an inspiring blogger with a passion for all things art. If you want to stay updated on the newest and coolest scenes in Honolulu then you have to follow her.
Please check out the a1000x feature here!
These exclusive pieces of work from Koga and Higa (Gruntled Funk) were displayed at Waikiki luxury retailers Chanel and Coach, respectively. Last night's opening was something spectacular and I can't wait for next year. If you missed it, all the amazing work will still be open for display from Nov. 1st to Dec. 2nd.
For your viewing pleasure.
It's been awhile. I've been busy trying to figure out my next steps in life--took my SATs a couple weeks ago, waiting to take my ACTs in a week, finished my college essay!, started applying to schools all over the U.S. and looking for scholarships.
Needless to say, the business has taken a little hit. But there are so many things going on with a1000x that are keeping me energized. We've had some great, and FREE, press lately, and I'm super excited about a few collaborations that have started or are being planned.
About a month ago I started thinking about how to make a difference with a1000x.com. So with my own college experiences starting, here's what I came up with for our focus for the charitable giving side of things. We've decided to start a scholarship program for student artists, and we're really excited about this.
We've teamed up with our friends at TeeSpring.com, which is a crowdfunding service for tshirts (similar to Kickstarter.com). In the next few months we will be introducing special Scholarship Tees to raise money specifically for the a1000x scholarship program.
Why Partner with TeeSpring.com?
[Things always have a way of falling into place. I was thinking about starting this scholarship program when, BAM, we got a whole lot of press on MSN.com. The guys at TeeSpring called me up and we set up a partnership. At the same time, with all that press, we have been getting a steady stream of artists and students looking to become part of a1000x. We can't take everyone because we're still so small, but artists are wanting to get their designs out to the public and to keep making a living. TeeSpring is a great way to do it because the artist doesn't put out any money up front and they get to market their designs to potential customers! a1000x.com will now be offering a quick gateway to TeeSpring.com for any artists that want to start up on their own. Win-Win.]
Here's our first Tee:
We hope you like it and will commit to supporting this cause. We need 200 orders in the next 10 days to "tip" the campaign into production. If we don't reach the goal, you won't be charged and the shirt will DIE.
$20 pledge gets you this cool design on a mens or womens style tshirt. Makes a great holiday gift, yes?!
ALL profits from these Scholarship Tees are going toward the a1000x Scholarship. I'll explain more about the program in another post, including how you can help us identify student artists. The entire scholarship tee thing is a great fit for us--first, we make tshirts, and second, we're not a non-profit so it's hard to ask people to donate to a scholarship when they can't get a tax deduction from us. At least this way you get a -tshirt (a t-shirt with the added benefit of making you feel like you did a good thing).
Oh, and if you don't like this particular design, no biggie, we'll be making more designs in the coming months.
So go to: teespring.com/a1000x to help. Again, you won't be charged unless we reach our goal. We're also giving all donors a 20% discount code to use at a1000x.com. And if we double our quantity goal (i.e. reach 400 shirts) by our deadline we'll give every donor an additional cool mystery gift. Oh, yeah.
And please like it, tweet it, pin it, and suggest it to friends and family.
Thanks for supporting a1000x. I think this is the beginning of something great.