Brought To You By
Get Our Newsletter

Sign-up for your monthly fix of design news, reviews and stuff to make you smarter.

Follow Core77
Twitter Facebook RSS


Hand-Eye Supply

The Core77 Design Blog

send us your tips get the RSS feed
Posted by Kat Bauman  |  15 Apr 2014  |  Comments (0)


Spring is a time for sprucing up, inside and out! For the Hand-Eye Supply Spring Quarterly we spent a day on job with Joshua DeParrie of Eco-Plumber. Joshua is a professional pipe whisperer and Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Between troubleshooting plumbing problems he schooled us on conceptions of balance and flow, discussed his take on Tao, and reviewed the Spring Collection.



Posted by Kat Bauman  |   8 Apr 2014  |  Comments (0)


Tonight the Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club features Matt Wagner of Hellion Gallery, presenting "This Is My Day Job." Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Matt Wagner, Hellion Gallery: "This Is My Day Job"
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, April 8th, 6pm PST


Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  26 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)


Freshly foraged from former eyewear giant H.L. Bouton's funkiest new-old-stock archive, these safety glasses are still practical and hip as the day is long. Impress everybody in your shop class with your OG safety. Large lenses protect your eyeballs from intruders and the crushing boredom of contemporary style.

Choose from sweet fades, neon frames, and retro shapes but rest assured all of these babies are ANSI Z87.1-2010 certified.

Available Now from Hand-Eye Supply $5.00 - $20.00

Posted by Kat Bauman  |  25 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)


The Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is looking forward to reflecting and projecting at tonight's presentation by Severin Villiger. The talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Severin Villiger: New Technology vs. Old Technology - Recreating Masterpieces of Architecture and Engineering With 3D Technology
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, Mar. 25th, 6pm PST


Posted by Kat Bauman  |  11 Mar 2014  |  Comments (0)


Tonight at Curiosity Club we'll talk with Keegan Onefoot-Wenkman, the talented printmaker, artist, and prefix half of KeeganMegan & Co. We'll hear about doing things the hard way by hand, printing with steamrollers, and more. The talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Keegan Onefoot-Wenkman: "My Hands Are Going To Fall Off"
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, March 11, 6pm PST



Posted by Kat Bauman  |  25 Feb 2014  |  Comments (0)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is making winey waves. Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor of Kookoolan Farms presents MEAD!, an insider's look at the history and future of the world's oldest booze.

Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor of KooKoolan Farms: MEAD!
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, Feb. 25th, 6pm PST


Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  11 Feb 2014  |  Comments (0)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is back for 2014. Tonight's exciting presentation is from furniture maker Amanda Wall-Graf of HENO Shop.

Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Amanda Wall-Graf
HENO: "The Power of the Hustle: Passion, Community and Creativity in a Town Where You're a Dime a Dozen"
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, Feb. 11th, 6pm PST


Posted by Kat Bauman  |  27 Jan 2014  |  Comments (0)


Back before the '60s were swinging and mod, Paul and Rose Svarc started a workwear company. Their family-run clothing business has withstood the test of time and is thriving today, still based in Montreal and going strong. If the name Svarc feels familiar you're probably a denim dork and well-read in the indigo arts, because Brandon Svarc is the designer behind Naked and Famous. Coincidence? Obviously not.

After his grandfather Paul passed away, Brandon decided to honor his grandparents' work and revive their early semi-eponymous line, PaulRose Products. The new Paulrose designs are based on the company's workwear and incorporate the high quality fabrics of the Naked and Famous line. Naked and Famous is known for its range of raw, high quality denim and idiosyncratic style. They've produced both scratch-and-sniff pants and a jean using 22oz. denim, which must feel like second grade and body armor respectively. In comparison, the Paulrose product line is proudly limited. There are exactly two (2) cuts to choose from, a heritage style based on the 1947 Levis 501 (to be, uh, totally specific), and a narrower modern slim cut.

Both are made from 17oz. Japanese selvedge denim, woven at small studio mill in Okayama, Japan which specializes in artisanal denim fabrics. It is made using slub yarns, woven at the lowest possible tension, creating a hand woven look and texture. This gives the burlier-than-usual denim an enjoyable feel... and keeps it from wearing like riot gear. In short, it's slubby, unusually tough, high quality material. And unsanforized? But of course.

(For those on the mellower end of the selvedge-obsessive scale, "slubby" means that the super thick yarns used in the fabric give the pants a slightly textured feel, and "unsanforized" means raw as hippy goat milk: unwashed, deeply colored, and likely to tint your white persian cat if you're not careful.) The fabric will shrink 1 size when washed. If you're going to be a sane pants-wearer and wash them you'll want to size up from your normal/pre-shrunk size.

They don't do a dozen options, they don't do cheap labor. What Paulrose does offer is high quality, extra-thick (17oz.!), long-wearing jeans you can take to work or play. If that doesn't sound like the right idea, we feel sorry for your legs.

Our model is Marc, a Northwest native and friend of the shop. His CV includes: wilderness guide, trailblazer, wilderness firefighter, and salesman of fine meat products.



Posted by Kat Bauman  |  20 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


Does your desk lack a certain... gravitas? Around here we recommend filling every ambiguous void with knives. In this case, knives designed to compliment your daily writing needs and terrorize your post-its with all the charm of mysterious megafauna. Kujira knives are what you kneed.



Posted by Kat Bauman  |  19 Dec 2013  |  Comments (1)


Do you love prying, cutting, drinking and capital letters? If you'd like to partake in these simple hoodlum pleasures with a shiny new "forever object"—made from a material that looks like steel's sexy older sibling and feels like a million bucks, no less—look no further. These simple tools are SOLID, from the Portland-based design team INDUSTRY. They are the first in a line of products meant to evoke a "Solid State of Mind." In addition to whatever else a "solid state of mind" conjures up, the tools push the style/function balancing act hard.


SOLID was designed (and is sold) as a set; one Edge tool, and one Opener. Tougher than a multitool, slicker than an oil spill. Beautifully machined and easy to keychain up, you can use these tools for a surprisingly wide range of prying, scribing, scraping, scoring, drinking needs.


Posted by Kat Bauman  |  18 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


We're obviously suckers for pocket knives around here. But what do you do once your pockets are full? Level up. Pocket these at your own risk. Prepare for an Iron Chef of one with beautifully practical Japanese tools for culinary traction. Midori Hamono and Tosa knives belong in the kitchen, and in the right hands they'll will win you an excellent dinner.

Midori Hamono knives set a stellar example for pragmatic tools made beautifully. Handmade in Japan, the thin blades have a professional grade VG-10 stainless core with 15 layers of laminated stainless Damascus cladding, and a tsuchime or hammer marked finish. The dappling of the hammer marks prevents materials from sticking to the side of the knife and the VG-10 is great because it means "gold" and "10." The long Chef's Knife is an ideal all-purpose worker, adept at precise and delicate cutting—from sashimi fillets to other delicate, um, meatwork. The Paring Knife, while smaller, is a heavy hitter for small fruits, cheese and decorative cutting, or baby's first Damascus steel.


The Tosa Nakiri is a traditional blunt vegetable knife. Ideal for fast, small chopping. Between the sharp blade and stout shape, the Nakiri gives good leverage for excellent prep work. The thin blades are handmade in Tosa, Japan. The double beveled edge and core is made from high carbon steel (hagane), forged to hammered iron (jigane) for tensile strength. The Tosa Santoku knife features the same blade stock with a shape ideal for careful slicing. Ideal for many many jobs around the kitchen, these Santoku knives are used for all manner of slicing and skinning, from filleting to peeling.

They're both easy to sharpen and well known for their durability and long lasting cutting edge. The light wood handles may darken with use but resist breakdown. The blue-black of the forged iron cladding also looks super-boss—perfect for all your stealthy daikon dicing. Make sure to clean and wipe the moisture off the blade after each use to prevent rust. Don't soak at length. And don't point, it's rude.

Check out these cool cutlery options and more, available now at Core77's Hand-Eye Supply. Order now for Xmas shipping within the US!

Posted by Kat Bauman  |  17 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


This nautically named knife is sharp and straightforward, but (when used properly) will not force you to swim or sail. The Montpellier comes to us from MC Cognet, makers of the odd and lovely Douk-Douk for over 80 years.


Practical and pretty, it sports a beautifully faceted and patterned cocobolo wood handle (which smacks lightly of futurist architecture) and a wide carbon steel blade. Aside from the lanyard hole, it's got no unnecessary bells or whistles to bog it down. It's just you and the blade, man. This stylish knife comes in a foam gift box that would appear to have spring snakes or a really cool pen inside. In reality it just cradles a simple, finely made French pocket knife in slightly questionable style.


Fresh in at Hand-Eye Supply – $60.
Order now and get a free upgrade to Priority Shipping for Xmas delivery within the US!

Posted by Kat Bauman  |  13 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


Bring a little fire-god into your drinking routine. The Hand Forge bottle opener offers that je ne sais quoi that comes from being heated to 2,000 degrees and smashed into shape. Rough-hewn but carefully made, each bottle opener is forged individually on the anvil, then finished by hand and inspected for proper fit. This piece of badass static machinery never fails to grab attention (or bottle caps). Put the power back in your power-drinking.


The Hand Forge Bottle Opener - $36
Available now at Core77's Hand-Eye Supply

Order now for guaranteed holiday delivery!

Posted by Kat Bauman  |  12 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


Much like the three Bears, Geier Gloves are tough and come in three levels of burliness. The Deerskin Buckle Gloves are tannery run leather, but still supple and soft while being slightly demure. They run smaller than most work gloves and make for elegant work protection or attractive bike gloves to keep your paws cozy. The Elkskin Slip-On Glove is a flexible midweight work glove, no frills, no fuss—like a protective mama bear for your hands.


Posted by Kat Bauman  |  11 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


Look at these stripes. Just look at them. Baffle your foes and hypnotize your prey with Hand-Eye Supply Portland-Made Aprons! Much-sought, rarely found: a comfortable apron in attractive yet durable fabric. Our new designs meet the needs we've heard from frustrated bartenders, woodworkers, hairdressers, chefs, nannies, cheese technicians and more. The result: you get a double-stitched canvas wrap with storage, style and flexibility.

The full-length apron boasts long cross-back ties for flexible fit and multiple tying options, two big waist pockets and a small swinging pocket so you don't lose your widgets when you bend over. The waist apron is the convertible of the family: smaller, sleeker, efficient. You can have your coverage and eat it too. Pick a style—and you get it at a reasonable price—made right here in the USA.

Hand-Eye Supply Portland Made Aprons
Available now from Core77's Hand-Eye Supply

Order now for guaranteed holiday delivery!

Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |   3 Dec 2013  |  Comments (0)


The season of sparkling snow, stress and singing Santa figurines is here! In between the food and the familial feuding, we hope you'll find time to show your loved ones you support their creative aims. At Hand-Eye Supply we think a good gift sparks excitement about the object and the way you'll use it. We've gathered some especially inspiring objects for the shop, the studio, the campsite and the home. Who they're gifted to (or hoarded by) is up to you, but we guarantee they're all nicely made, satisfying to hold and ready to fit a creative lifestyle.

Check out the Hand-Eye Gift Collection Here!

Check out some of the collection stand outs after the jump.


Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  26 Nov 2013  |  Comments (0)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is head over heels for tonight's presentation from Eric Isaacson of Mississippi Records! Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Eric Isaacson
Mississippi Records: "A Short History of Mississippi Records"
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 6pm PST

This is a talk featuring the impossibly bad business model that is Mississippi Records. I'll be speaking about how Mississippi has managed to sustain as a "lo -fi" business for over 10 years. Mississippi Records has run a label and retail store with the only technology at play being a calculator and a notebook and no promotion or advertising of any kind. Despite these limitations, we have managed to release over 172 records and run a modestly successful record store. I will also discuss some of the great artists we have been honored to work with who share our low to the ground approach, our world wide strange as hell distribution system, and other aspects of the business. I'll be using slides to illustrate throughout the talk.

Eric Isaacson is the founder and owner of the Mississippi Records store and one of the founders of the Mississippi Records label. Mississippi Records has released 172 records, 104 cassettes and has existed as a brick and mortar store for over 10 years. Eric has run the store and designed and edited the majority of releases on the Mississippi label. He only recently started talking about the Mississippi project in public, spending the last 10 years under a veil of obscurity and total radio silence to the press. He plans on retreating back into the shadows after the new year.

Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  19 Nov 2013  |  Comments (2)


The Adjustable Clampersand is a rare and precious thing: a true Core77-born commodity. Core77 readers may remember the original Clampersand Coretoon by Tony Ruth, showing the typographical tool in sketchy form. And now, with much hard work and horn-tooting, we're pleased to present the fully-fledged and functional Clampersand. The glittering conjunction is made from aluminum, cast at the Batavia Foundry outside of Chicago.

"I always envisioned the Clampersand as an ideal bookend for an open ended shelf," remarks Ruth. "I use them to clamp several books upright into a freestanding centerpiece. Or I simply stand it up by itself on a table. I'd recommend using it to clamp verbally associated objects together into some sort of visual pun: bacon and eggs, salt and pepper, turner and hooch. That sort of thing."

The clamps receive a rough polish and a secondary base grinding, ensuring that they sit flat while clamped. While the Clampersand is fully functional, it is not recommended as an actual shop clamp, because the cast aluminum is a lower strength material than a traditional steel clamp.

Tony Ruth is a designer, illustrator and occasional cartoonist from Chicago, a bacon enthusiast, and inventor of the adjustable Clampersand. Mechanical design by Tim Haley of Tangible.

You heard it (and saw it) here first: git your fresh Clampersands, clamp them around the house, shop and garden for all your bookending puns and visual run-on sentences. Punctuate your projects, support American production, and give kudos to zealous cartoonists.

Available now from Hand-Eye Supply! $40.




Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  15 Nov 2013  |  Comments (0)


The ever-popular Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar is back, now in the 2014 edition! Ryan McGinness has been self-publishing these unique To-Do list calendars for his personal use for years and the 2014 calendar is the perfect resource for any artist, designer or dedicated list-maker to have on his or her desk. The lightly gridded space of each page is a blank slate for everything from points of business and grocery lists to inspired scribbles or quotes from movies you direct in your head.

Ryan McGinness To-Do List Calendar 2014
Available at Core77's Hand-Eye Supply

Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  14 Nov 2013  |  Comments (0)


Hand-Eye Supply is excited to announce that we've partnered with Instructables to create a contest encouraging open source inclined makers to create a workshop-based DIY tutorial. As if the joy of sharing your projects and process with your peers wasn't enough, we've put together some bitchin' prize packages (totaling over $2,500) to make this contest especially enticing!

Entries will be judged by Instructables members (including you, if you if you join Instructables). We've created a special judges' prize that will be chosen by the staff of Hand-Eye Supply and our special guest judge: workshop wizard Kurt Mottweiler, known for his intricate and meticulously crafted pinhole cameras that are partially made with tools he has designed and built himself. To be eligible for this prize your Instructable must instruct participants to build a tool.

To check out current entries and submit your own, visit the Instructables Workshop Contest Page. The contest ends January 20, 2014, so you can vote and submit until then!


Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  12 Nov 2013  |  Comments (1)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is so pleased for tonight's presentation from Jeff Shay and Rebecca Gilbert of the C.C. Stern Type Foundry! Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Jeff Shay & Rebecca Gilbert
C.C. Stern Type Foundry: "Metal Type—How It's Made and Why It Matters"

Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 6pm PST

We are in the midst of a resurgence of letterpress printing. While many printers are using photopolymer plates, there is a devoted group who still use "real" type. But even those printers rarely understand where that type comes from. At C.C. Stern we're cultivating a collection of the machines that keep type up and running. Our presentation will talk about those machines and why we feel it's important to preserve this legacy. Plus, we'll actually demonstrate hand casting type using a reproduction mould and matrix.

Jeff Shay, principal of Buzzworm Studios, Board Chair, C.C. Stern Type Foundry, has been making art for over 30 years. Jeff earned a BFA with Distinction (magna cum laude) from Art Center College of Design. He has taught a full range of printmaking techniques as a lab instructor at Art Center. Jeff acquired his first letterpress equipment in 1995 and has been collecting cast iron ever since. In 2010, he joined the Board of the C.C. Stern Type Foundry, where he works to restore, run and display the type casting machines that form the Foundry's Museum of Metal Typography.

Rebecca Gilbert is a co-owner/operator at Stumptown Printers, and a founding member and former Executive Director of the Independent Publishing Resource Center. She has taught workshops on zine publishing, bookmaking and letterpress printing at universities, colleges, primary and secondary schools and info centers around the United States. Rebecca Gilbert holds a BA degree from Pacific Northwest College of Art and a certificate for typecasting from Monotype University.



Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  29 Oct 2013  |  Comments (0)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is so pleased for tonight's presentation from Jami Curl of Quin Candy! Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Jami Curl
Quin Candy: "Candy is Magic"
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, Oct. 29th, 6pm PST

Tonight's conversation will focus on the creation of candy recipes—Not only the science of cooking sugar, but also the creative process behind the evolution of a candy recipe. Many tiny details go into the recipe writing process—Some start with a memory of some childhood obsession, others begin with one perfect ingredient and then some arrive in the minutes between wake and sleep...almost like magic.

The emotional connection to candy, or to the feeling of candy, is key to recipe development. At the same time, sugar, time and temperature are also essential. How these two worlds come together...that's the magic of candy.

Jami Curl is the Owner and Chief Candy Maker at Portland's artisan candy shoppe Quin. She brings a passion for sweets to the shop, truly believing that everything is better handmade instead of machine-made. Hoping to build a sense of community around the store, she uses the best of Portland's local ingredients in her products. Never too far away from food or cooking, her father taught her to sear tuna and make ceviche at a young age. Her childhood memories almost always include food in some way or another, making it difficult for her to pinpoint the moment she fell in love with food. With a passion for food and a strong work ethic, Jami began her career in the food industry at 12-years-old when she began scooping ice cream at the Geneva Dairy D'Lite and found her way back to food after college, eventually moving to Portland and opening Saint Cupcake in 2005. When she is not making candy and coming up with new flavors, she likes to cook at home, dream of the summer camp she intends to open and spend time with her son Theo.




Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  29 Oct 2013  |  Comments (0)


We procured the USAG 646 2LV long tool box as part of our quest to find a quality tool storage system worthy of remark. We love them—they're sleek, capital R-E-D red and have an attractive form factor. Sadly, they've been oft overlooked in favor of their larger counterpart the USAG 646 3 Compartment Tool Box. In an effort to give them the attention they deserve we're knocking $30 off the $105 pricetag to make it a steal at $75!

Available for just 2 weeks from Hand-Eye Supply. $75.00

Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |  15 Oct 2013  |  Comments (0)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is stoked for tonight's presentation from Ginger McCabe of New Church Moto.

Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, Oregon. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Ginger McCabe
New Church Moto: "Sleeping Under Sewing Machines: My Journey into Motorcycle Upholstery

Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, Oregon 97209
Tuesday, October 15th, 6pm PST

Ginger McCabe makes custom motorcycle seats out of her manufacturing/retail shop in SE Portland. Her process starts with a base—a stock motorcycle seat, an aftermarket one or sometimes nothing but a piece of metal the builder chose to use as the base. She builds up the foam to the customer's specs, patterns and fabricates a cover out of leather or vinyl, and attaches it to the pan. Ginger gathers ideas from vintage designs, from jackets to furniture and (obviously) motorcycles. She draws inspiration from the motorcycle builders she works with, relishing ideas that they come up with that trust her skills and aesthetic.


"To start with a flat piece of metal and create a luxurious three dimensional piece of work is rewarding. It's usually the last piece someone puts on their bike, and where they sit to ride! After three years, I still enjoy it—which is more than I can say for any job I've ever had." Her dream tool would be another set of hands as good as hers.


Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |   3 Oct 2013  |  Comments (0)


Here in Portland careerism looks a little different. A little grittier. A little more gratifying. The industrious creators here are willing to jump into the fray and get their hands and hairs mussed. Business owners still handle their products, ecological impact matters, and manual labor gets respect. Outside of the daily dirty work, we dabble in more skills and thrills. We are champions of the hyphenated job title and defenders of craftsmanship. The thrill of learning, making and sharing keeps us driven, even when the going gets grungy. We work hard, but you'll find us scaling trees rather than ladder-climbing.

At Hand-Eye Supply we know that every walk of life takes work. Whatever the flavor of the fruit of your labors, we have a solution to keep you cool and clean(er). Suit up safely so you can fully focus on finishing that meal, keel, tattoo, tabletop or limited edition Where's Waldo puzzle.

The Fall Quarterly features the fabulous faces (and tools) of 26 talented locals, two dashing dogs, and many many aprons. We have bakers, firefighters, furniture makers, industrial designers, artists, musicians, craftsmen and women and more. Shot in the beautiful showroom and workshops of The Good Mod, the collection highlights Portland's diversity of talent, industry and style.

Join us tonight in Portland, OR for the Fall 2013 Quarterly Release Party! We'll keep our doors open late and celebrate. As always we'll provide refreshments, snacks from Pacific Pie Co. and customized tunes—and this time we'll also be giving away fun swag! Since we love aprons like Kanye loves Kanye, it's only natural that we'd share that love with you: The first folks in the door will get a crack at making their own leather apron! Our treat.

Come get excited about getting it done. Whatever your "it" may be! RSVP Here!

Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 6pm - 9pm PST


Posted by Tobias Berblinger  |   1 Oct 2013  |  Comments (0)


Core77's Hand-Eye Supply Curiosity Club is pleased to present commercial Photographer Ray Gordon!

Tonight's talk starts at 6pm at the Hand-Eye Supply store in Portland, OR. Come early and check out our space or check in with us online for the live broadcast!

Ray Gordon
"My Preposterous Career Doing the Imaginary Job of Commercial Photography"
Hand-Eye Supply
23 NW 4th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 6pm PST

Ray Gordon will discuss his failures and successes as a commercial photographer. Observations include how absurd he finds advertising and the business side of photography and how becoming a commercial photographer is as realistic as becoming Robert Plant circa 1975.

Ray Gordon has been a professional photographer for over one thousand years, working with all sorts of spoiled brats, goldbrickers and filthy rich desperadoes. He's really fucking rad, if you've got an hour, just ask him. In spite of being a tireless blowhard, he's got a lot of great friends and an incredible family. And he takes a pretty good picture. A noisy dragstrip is one of the few places he finds peace of mind.