On Thursday, September 22, Clark + Huot played host to a gathering of Winnipeg’s most talented and respected designers, photographers, writers, and other creative types at Pass it On. It can be easily described as a night full of inspiring and entertaining conversation with VIP guests including Noam Gonick (Film director, screenwriter and artist), Joy Keeper (Actress), Andrew Chipman (Fashion blogger extraordinaire), Roy Liang (Fashion designer) and Takashi Iwasaki (Painter/artist). Today I want to share just a little about how this party started, who came, and of course, some photos taken by official party photographer, Leif Norman.
Before we get into it, I think it’s only fair that I acknowledge the brains behind the event. Thanks to Anthony and Chris for working around the clock over the last several weeks organizing and planning Pass it On. These guys did everything – from carrying tables to booking DJ Burglar, sending out invites to lining up a ridiculous roster of sponsors including Siku Vodka, Fyfe Printing, Aldine Specialty Printing, Holyoke Fine Papers, Unisource, Zagat, Vice, Disney, Fader, Teen Vogue, Hulu, TimeOut New York, Hallmark Channel, Cordenons, Bernstein & Andriulli, FiberMark, Current, and Domtar.
Each of our sponsors made a generous donation to Pass it On, resulting in a pretty spectacular spread of free swag. It didn’t take long for the table of books, paper samples, DVDs, pens, and other awesome sponsor take-aways to disappear into the stunning cotton tote bags our friend Paul silkscreened at Fyfe Printing, not to mention the beautiful posters.
While on the topic of printing, we’d also like to thank Aldine Specialty Printing for their generous and beautiful printing of the letter-pressed invitations! Anthony loved the poster so much he had it framed!
Leif Norman, our official party photographer, did a great job getting some photos in front of the step-and-repeat media wall, produced by Vincent Printing. The red carpet entrance really set the tone for the night and helped convey the sense that this would be a night to remember.
The party itself featured a steady stream of new faces as guests continued to walk in throughout the evening. People with all manors of creative backgrounds came to share their latest work, ideas, and opinions under the Pass it On banner.
*For the full photo set, click here.