Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Call for asap art donations for a real cause....

I'm emailing you because one of my favorite people, Justin Van Hoy, (which
some of you may know) has been suffering and battling with Leukemia for
quite some time now. He has just been released from being in the hospital
for 3 months undergoing chemo for the 2nd time, radiation & a bone marrow
transplant. Justin, and his amazing wife Holly, are struggling
physically, mentally and financially. We are organizing events for them
to show our love and support all over the US, and we are organizing an
evening here in Los Angeles on Friday June 5th at the Poketo Studio in
downtown. We are going to have a silent art auction, which we would love
if you could donate a piece for.. I understand that this is extremely
short notice but if anyone can participate or forward this to other
artists who may be interested or to anyone that could help in any way that
would be amazing.

Justin is an amazing person and artist. For those of you who think you
don't know him, well you actually do, Justin has worked with Shepard
Fairey, was the art director of Swindle Magazine, he's worked with Roger
Gastman for several years on a variety of projects including book designs
to projects with Boost Mobile, he's worked on projects for DKNY, DIM MAK,
American Apparel, Threadless, worked on a bunch of stuff with Mark the
Cobra Snake and on and on and on...

Here are some links relating to Justin -
a site with info & donation information :
A blog Holly (Jusitn’s wife) kept since he was admitted to the hospital:

We are trying to surprise Justin & Holly with all this, so please don't
contact them about any of this, but please feel free to forward this
information to anyone you think would be able to help in some way. Please
contact Chris Bettig -helpjustin@themountainlabel.com or Ted &
Angie at Poketo - poketo@poketo.com to confirm your participation in the
auction or in any other way you could help.


  • 100% of all money will go directly to Justin
  • This event is Friday June 5th from 6-10pm in downtown LA at the Poketo Studio
  • we need an email confirmation of your participation & to coordinate delivery of art : helpjustin@themountainlabel.com
  • all work must make it to the Poketo Studio by Thursday June 4th – Poketo 510 S Hewitt St #506 Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • This is one of many events across the US that weekend that friends of Justin are throwing to help lift his spirits and to raise some $, please help out however you can. Any and all help is appreciated! Anyone anywhere can make a donation here: http://cancersuckshelpjustin.com/

Thanks from all of the people that love Justin & Holly.

1 comment:

ying said...


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maybe if you sat closer you would've noticed it ;)