Hey friends, check out this board that I did for Sublimity Snow and Skate in Beaverton Oregon. It's actually a silhouette of Huy, so every time you see someone with one of these decks you all can think of him. Or you can specifically buy it to boardslide his face off if you don't like him. Go down to Sublimity and get one of your very own today for $35 with grip, it's a great deal for great wood. (There are also beautiful t-shirts with the same graphic available.) We also did these shirts for Sublimity Snow and Skate are they are in the shop now. The silhouette is of my good friend Colleen, so if you see her on the slopes or in Japan let her know that she is a pseudo-celebrity. Support local board shops. Go get yours today! Visit the lovely folks of Sublimity at:
Sublimity Snow and Skate 12404 SW Broadway St. Beaverton, OR. 97005
Sorry for the lack of blogage. It's not that we haven't been up to anything, we have just been busy. I hope this makes it up to you all. We helped out our friends at Burnside out and printed the 20th anniversary shirt, with original art from Bigfoot himself. (http://www.bigfootone.com) We threw our own Halloween party/ art installation "Nightmare On Couch Street", with original art from our friends Neil Perry and Susannah. We took part in the Annual Adidas Holiday Craft Fair. Special thanks to our lovely part-time assistant/intern Colleen for holding down the table, while I sent out blanket texts about karaoke. Here is Colleen hard at work, prepping boards for "Deck The Walls II." The Hester brothers of Vagabond Skateboards(vagabond.blogspot.com) came up huge with all sorts of Decks for the show. Here's Kurt looking like a shaman or some sort of holy man hanging boards two hours before the show. It all came together last minute like it always does, but it turned out great. Thanks to all of the artists that came together to show on such a short notice. (Brian Hester, Kurt Hester, Natalie Waldref, Karyn Fiebich, Rachel Wright, Lindsey Eckwall, Kidmang aka Anh Nguyen, Kris Krandall, Beefcake aka Garret Weber, and Zachary McAferty.) We also hosted the annual PDXellent Black Friday pub crawl along with some friends, celebrated some birthdays, and found out that we're getting evicted from our current building. Unfortunately we're not being evicted for throwing parties, but they're selling the building, most likely tearing it down, and replacing a piece of Portland's history with some generic urban development. Hopefully they'll make it something skateable. My it's been a busy couple of months and is ensured to be a busy new year. Keep your eyes posted for our next party that will probably bring the building to rubble before our move out date. Happy Holidays from all of us at Hasbeen Design Company and we hope to see you all soon.
Hey friends, We know it's short notice, but our building is getting torn down and we're out on the streets in two months. To kick in the holidays were having a Holiday Celebration to honor the last Hasbeen Christmas on Couch Street. There will be a collection of artwork on skateboards (Deck The Walls II) from a small handful of local artists, some door prizes, refreshments, and more. Please join us in what will probably be a string of epic parties that may or may not demolish the building before any bulldozers arrive. We hope to see you and yours on Saturday evening (December 18th). Come tie a few off with us, the madness starts at 6pm.
Our good friend Rebecca Dant is currently very ill and needs all the support she can get. On Thursday December 16th, The Ash Street Saloon will be hosting a benefit for Rebecca with 8 bands, tons of raffle prizes, and good times all around the board. Bring your friends, all proceeds go to help out the Dants. We hope to see you there.
Back in May, I spent a lot of time making this Portlandesque cityscape installation out of cardboard and electrical tape. A little over 5 months later, it was time for it to come down. Check out this animation that myself and my good friend (HB staff photographer) Robb Perry created in a couple days. Enjoy.
A few weeks ago Hasbeen Design was lucky enough to host Cedar Hills Recreation Center Eco Fashion Camp put on by our good friends Caitlin and Shola. This year we taught over 20 eager young fashionistas the basics of screen printing and button making. At the end of the day everyone got to take home a new HB tote and some custom swag to commemorate the wonderful experience. This is a nice card they sent us. Thank you very much.
Special thanks to everyone who made a postcard and thanks to all those who showed up for the opening reception. It was a blast as usual, we hope to see you all again next time we have a show (which will be soon enough, keep posted). Here are some pictures of the post cards, enjoy!
Hasbeen Design Company proudly presents "POST-MARK" a collaborative installation of handmade postcards, from a collection of artists. We hope to see you all there at the opening reception on Friday Febuary 12th (6PM-9PM). Refreshments will be available, after party TBD.