Cool City, Bro: T-shirt project benefits Megaphone

 

Ever notice that a map of Vancouver looks like a thumbs up?

 

Megaphone is excited to introduce Cool City, Bro: an art project and fundraising initiative by local illustrator and animator Justin Longoz. Earlier this year, Justin received a DTES Small Arts Grant from the Vancouver Foundation to produce a short run of T-shirts with his design, which plays with the fact that a map of Vancouver looks like a thumbs up (there are some things you can't unsee).

 

The best part: rather than taking any of the profits for himself, Justin has decided to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sales of this T-shirt to Megaphone in support of our community writing workshops and vendor programs in the DTES

 

Over the last few weeks, Justin and his dedicated project team have been able to form community partnerships with eight local small businesses who have generously agreed to carry the shirts in their storefronts on a goodwill basis (meaning they won't be taking any cut of the sales). 

Megaphone would like to thank Justin and these retailers for volunteering their time and space to support our community:


CHINATOWN
Board of Trade Co., 227 Union St. 778-318-9697

COMMERCIAL DRIVE
Mintage Vintage, 1714 Commercial Dr. 604-646-8243

GASTOWN
Community Thrift and Vintage, 41 West Cordova St. 604-682 8535 
Nouvelle Nouvelle, 209 Abbott St. 604-682-2234

HASTINGS-SUNRISE
Tiny Finery, 2162 E. Hastings St. 604-569-2171

KITSILANO
Zulu Records, 1972 W. 4th Ave. 604-738-3232

MOUNT PLEASANT 
The Goods Screening & Apparel, 335 E. Broadway 604-568-6169

STRATHCONA
Shop Wrong, 1192 E. Hastings St. 604-251-1100

 

We'll be covering this project a lot more in the coming months, but for now please check out these great small businesses, and come see us at the revamped Chinatown Night Market every other Saturday starting June 8th. For dates, more information, or to order online (Canada only), visit CoolCityBro.com.

 

See you this summer!

Get on your megaphone

Share this:
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Be the first to comment
Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
Office
121 Heatley Ave
Vancouver, BC
V6A 3E9
Email
info@megaphonemagazine.com

Phone
604-255-9701