Tag: art

Every year, JanSport looks forward to Memorial Day. Not just for a day off work but because JanSport for the last several years has had the honor of sponsoring and attending, Telluride Mountainfilm, America’s longest running film festival.

We braved some strange Telluride weather but nothing could trump the inspiring film premieres and panels that left us more knowledgeable and more aware of the many issues facing our beautiful planet.

Mountainfilm’s 2015 line-up featured films about amazing feats of climbing, incredible achievements of the human spirit [...] Read More >

Since 1979, Telluride Mountainfilm is one of America’s longest-running film festivals. Through the years, the festival has always been best described by one unchanging word: inspiring. Far more than any other adjective, that’s how festival audiences describe their experience.

In addition to screening leading independent documentary films from around the world, the festival includes a full-day symposium on a contemporary issue, art and photography exhibits, early morning coffee talks, outdoor programs, a book-signing party, an ice cream social, student programs and a closing awards ceremony. Presentations and panels [...] Read More >

Tomorrow: Spread the Love…

February 13, 2013   |   Art, Events, News, Outside, Uncategorized   |   0 Comments

As most of us know, tomorrow is a very special day. Millions of people across the world will exchange candy, flowers, and gifts with their loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine.

Awww now isn’t that sweet? Yeah. It is…

But who is this St. Valentine dude and how did he get an awesome holiday named after him??? The answer is simple. Get your catcher’s mitts out. We’re about to drop some knowledge…

- Valentine was a priest during the third century in Rome. - Emperor Claudius [...] Read More >

Now that everyone has had a chance to recover from Super Bowl weekend, we thought it would be nice to shed some positive light on the Bay Area after a tough loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

We are still very proud of our 49ers, but even more proud of our upcoming collaboration with SF Graphic Designer/Skater Benny Gold and Oregon based Pendleton Woolen Mills!

Check out the write-up on this upcoming release featured in the San Francisco Chronicle! [...] Read More >

Sumo Wrestling in Japantown!

September 10, 2012   |   Art, Events, News, Outside, Video   |   0 Comments

This past weekend our Marketing intern went on an adventure through the streets of San Francisco and stumbled upon an EPIC event… Sumo Wrestling!!!

Yes, a free sumo exhibition featuring three of the world’s best pro wrestlers right here in the beautiful Bay Area. How could anyone pass up on that??? You’re right, they couldn’t!

This colossal event took place this past Saturday ( Sept. 8 ) at the Japantown Peace Plaza in San Francisco, CA. The event drew a large audience and was extremely entertaining [...] Read More >

Check out this exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of talented Brooklyn MC, Skyzoo’s new single “JanSport Strings” brought to us courtesy of The Faculty Inc./Duck Down Records.

Skyzoo tells us how the JanSport brand played a unique part in his life, especially during his childhood growing up in Brooklyn.

A big shout out goes to Skyzoo and his team for sharing this with us! We also spotted a Right Pack Signature Series pack cameo! Very cool! CLICK HERE to listen to JanSport Strings [...] Read More >

Remembering Neil – An American Hero

August 27, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Neil Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon, passed away this weekend at the age of 82. As commander of the Apollo 11 mission, he changed the course of history as he and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin took “one small step for man… one giant leap for mankind” on July 20, 1969.

He will forever be remembered as one of the greatest American heroes of all time.

JanSport would like to send our condolences to the Armstrong family. Thank you Neil for truly [...] Read More >

Instagram Contest Winner!!!

August 24, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ladies and gentleman… we have reached the end of our Instagram Contest! Thank you to everyone who participated and sent in AWESOME pictures representing their culture and community. We received tons of great submissions but unfortunately, we were only able to select one winner.

So without further ado, we would like to congratulate our Instagram winner @saycheeseordie for their submission of the Ballard Bridge in Seattle, WA.  They will receive a Limited Edition Right Pack from San Francisco based FTC Skateboarding!

Stay [...] Read More >

Check This Out: Skyzoo x JanSport Strings

August 23, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, Music, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

New to the Unzipped playlist is “JanSport Strings” by talented Brooklyn emcee, Skyzoo. The track serves as a mini-autobiography that looks into the life of a Brooklyn kid who fell in love with Hip-Hop.

Legendary producer 9th Wonder supplies an epic backdrop that perfectly complements Skyzoo’s raw lyrical ability. This is the lead single off of his upcoming album ‘A Dream Deferred’ which hits stores October 2nd.

The song is truly impressive and we support anyone who considers [...] Read More >

Instagram Contest Extended!!!

August 20, 2012   |   Art, Events, Gear, News, Outside   |   0 Comments

Ladies and gentleman… we have decided to extend our Instagram Contest! The new deadline is this Friday, August 24.

Thank you to everyone who has sent in AWESOME pictures representing their culture and community. To everyone else who hasn’t yet participated, THERE’S STILL TIME! We have received some great submissions but there is still a chance to win our Limited Edition Right Pack from FTC Skateboarding!

Join in on the action!

1. Follow @JanSportOfficial on Instagram.

2. Post a unique photo that represents the [...] Read More >