Greetings Sooner Gooners brethren,
I'm Jordan & I run the Fresno Gooners out in the hot, poverty-stricken Central Valley of California. (It's actually not that bad.) My wife Channelle & I are taking on an art project this summer centered on a 6,000 mile road trip from California to see The Arsenal play in New York City & we'd love for you to be a part of it.
Background: Channelle has a BA in Fine Art & currently works as a tattoo artist. I grew up the son of a photographer and have always been inclined to creative pursuits. Pair that with a deep-lying love for The Arsenal within both of us (Channelle will talk your ear off about Santi's fantastic eye for a pass) and what do you get? The We All Follow The Arsenal project.
Here's the plan: To create a limited edition run of Arsenal-inspired art/photo/design books that documents our journey & celebrates AFC coming to the US for the 1st time in 25 years. The book will be divided into 3 parts:
A#1. One-off design work from Art of Sport, VCC Designs, 11 Cannons & myself
B#2. A photo series of Arsenal supporters in their home pubs during meet & greets along the way
C#3 Photos from the week we spend in NYC, attending the match & connecting with Gooners from all over the globe
We've successfully funded the project through our Kickstarter and are rapidly approaching our take-off date; what does this mean for you?
Well, we want you to be in the book! Along with the fine folks that run Sooner Gooners, we'll be hosting 2 hang-outs on Friday, July 18, one in Tulsa at George's Pub from 5:30-7pm and one in OKC at Skinny Slim's from 9-10:30p, to get photos for our book, chat Arsenal, have a cheeky drink or two and connect with folks. Obviously, the more Arsenal gear the better & maybe a few of us will actually have ponied up the cash for one of those smooth new Puma kits. (In supporters' fit, naturally.)
If you'd like more info on the project or want to get in touch if you're headed to NYC, you can connect through Twitter at @FresnoGooners, @channelle5 or @jordanweeb or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers and up the Arsenal!
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