Instead of showing you a lot of crazy crowd photos from the Vans OTW Launch party that we held this past Friday, we thought we’d give you a look at what went into the party. Here are the faces who were waking up early, and staying up late every day last week to put together such an amazing event for all of you, along with a nice, unobstructed look at the event space before all of the madness went down.
Set Free, our powerhouse Marketing Director, in the 154th hour of planning, some time on Friday afternoon, making sure everything is in check. Thank you Free!
Rueben from Vans. The glue (and nails, and elbow grease) that literally put everything together for us. All of that artwork didn’t hang itself! Thank you Rueben!
Team OTW. Up on our roof, we had a short little photo shoot early in the day, and got to know the OTW advocates a little better before lunch. Dimitre Coste is a character! Here he is hamming it up while Tom and crew take some photos. Thank you Dimitre!
Mr. Rickey Kim. Rickey is an old friend of mine, who is in charge of the OTW perspective on their company blog. We share a lot of similar interests and thoughts about the industry, and it was great to have him at the shop for the day to catch up! Thank you Rickey!
Eric Elms. Certainly not a man who needs an introduction. We were all captivated watching Eric work, hanging his installation and chopping it up with the crew about his laundromat hangers and oversized thumbtacks. Eric was also super accesible the WHOLE night and was talking to everyone who came up to him. Model arist, and advocate! Thank you Eric!
The Space: Vans transformed our Upstairs perfectly to fit the OTW brand, and the party goers fell right into place! Have a look at the photos and art from The Blackouts, Dimitri Coste, and Eric Elms as well as the shoes themselves. If you haven’t picked up a pair you can do so now at UBIQ Walnut St or RIGHT HERE on UBIQlife.com! Thank you Vans! (Rambo, Chris, Tom, Doug, Pat, Vlad!) and most importantly, thank you to ALL of you who came out to the party and made the event such a huge success!