HACHI Supply is an artist-driven dog supply company launched in 2012 by artist and designer, Shane Jessup. Every product is a collaboration between the company and talent from design, illustration, graffiti or apparel design backgrounds.
Out of his love for art and design, Shane Jessup created HACHI Supply to fill a void he saw in the pet industry. When he looked for collars or leashes for his 9-year-old dog, Cortez, Shane was unable to find anything that represented his lifestyle. He approached his friends—a collection of artists, designers, graffiti writers, photographers, curators, etc.--and they felt the same. There was nothing on the market that appealed to their unique sensibilities. HACHI Supply was Shane's answer to that void.
HACHI Supply is named after the infamous symbol of a dog’s devotion to its human companion: Hachiko. Hachiko waited every evening for his owner to return from work at the Shibuya Station in Tokyo, and continued to do so for nine more years after his owner passed, waiting to walk him home from work. A bronze statue commemorates Hachiko’s devotion at the Shibuya Station, and bronze paw prints mark the exact spot where he waited.
Shane wanted to return this undying devotion to Hachiko, Cortez, and all of our dog companions by creating HACHI Supply.
Shane Jessup is an artist and designer working and living in Los Angeles, CA. Over the past 15 years as a graphic designer and illustrator, Shane has developed a resume that includes companies like Coca Cola, Nissan JP, Beats by Dre, Swindle Magazine, EA Sports, Comedy Central, The San Diego Zoo and many more. His work in the vinyl toy world with Kidrobot and Thunderdog Studios led to the release of his first mini-series project, “Things That Hurt” in late 2007 and numerous Dunnys with Kidrobot, including the coveted San Diego Comic Con exclusive, 8” Lucky Cat Dunny.
As an artist, Shane works between acrylic and digital media. With his fluid line work and flat application, he addresses his own personal issues with love, religion, and pop culture, using an obvious sense of humility and humor.
Shane Jessup lives with his dog, Cortez, in the neighborhood of Echo Park and is known to never answer his phone. He is one of four hosts of the monthly culture podcast, Ya’ Heard! Show. Driven by his background in art and design, as well as his love for animals, Shane launched HACHI Supply, an artist-driven dog supply company, in 2012.