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I had an awesome time signing my custom designed Elvis posters on January 12th at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. January 10-15th is the "Aloha from Hawaii" 40th Anniversary Celebration. This marks 40 years since Elvis Presley played his last concert here in Hawaii. All kinds of Elvis-themed events are planned, culminating with a replaying of the original concert on the big screen at the Blaisdell Arena. Thanks to Pacific Historic Parks and The Elvis Foundation for an opportunity to create this commemorative poster! I was blown away by some of the obscure Elvis trivia the fans knew. Elvis fans here had ties to Graceland, Tupelo, and cities that Elvis toured when they were younger- A very exciting time for the them taking a once in a lifetime vacation to Hawaii. My favorite shirt of day was a Hawaii-themed Elvis shirt that said "Mahalo. Mahalo very much." Another fact you may not have known (I learned A LOT of Elvis facts, along with listening to hours of Elvis on Spotify) is that the king played his first concert in Hawaii in 1961 to benefit the USS Arizona Memorial. I was really impressed with everything he did to bring awareness and also raise funds for the memorial. Final print design:
Throughout December and January I had the great opportunity to display my work at the Box Jelly coworking space in Honolulu. The kickoff party for the showing took place on December 7th. We had a great turnout and local microbrew was provided by Hawaiian Islands Brewing! The Box Jelly is a place that prides itself on giving entrepreneurs, freelancers, and creatives a place to gather, work, and socialize. Thanks to Bryan, Matt, Rechung and gang for the opportunity! The entrance to the space began with a display of my Everything Is Jake! line of retro Hawaii travel prints People starting to filter in to the Event. You'll even spot a Jon Canlas sighting! (He was here for his FIND workshop on the North Shore) Film Is Not Dead Workshop poster designs Two of my maps (Hawaii and British Virgin Islands) on display in the leisure space at The Box Jelly Thanks to Chris G. Rose for the photos documenting the evening! Invitation design for the event featuring the "Lanikai Beach" print:
It's time for the last giveaway of the year! Up for grabs is a travel print series of 3 of your choice! Three chances to win. All you have to do to enter is: 1) Comment on our facebook post with your new years resolution- http://www.facebook.com/EverythingIsJake 2) Leave a comment on this post with your favorite travel print 3) RT our contest tweet on Twitter- http://twitter.com/EverythngIsJake Good luck and Merry Christmas!
Hey Folks! Here's a pricing of a few of the items for sale tonight: Retro Subway Roll Sign - 20 x 40 Metallic Typography Print - $200 World of Hendrick's Map - 40 x 27 Illustration on Canvas Gallery Wrap- $900 Sly Fox - 30 x 40 Illustration on Canvas Gallery Wrap - $900 British Virgin Islands Map - 30 x 20 Illustration on Flat Canvas - $220 Hawaii Map - 36 x 24 Illustration on Flat Canvas - $250