06.03.15 by Jeff

Secret Sticker Packs

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This post will be deleted after the weekend. Once again, I’m sending sticker packs out to everyone that mails us pencils over the weekend (include your mailing address when you email your photo of your pencil). These will NEVER be for sale (zippo for scale, these are big).

I will also be giving away 3 advance copies of the first-ever Booooooom book that nobody has because it doesn’t come out for another couple months.

Project instructions below:

Our latest project with Tangible Interaction a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for Internet Age Media festival, is under way! We’re using 3D-printed connectors to build a sculpture out of pencils from around the world.

1. Get a new or used pencil. The pencil can be round or hexagonal but should be standard width (if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors).

2. Use felts, paint, x-acto knife, whatever you want to decorate/personalize it. Include your name and city somewhere on it.

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil. This part is optional but we would love to have a gallery of portraits of all the contributors. Email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your NAME and full mailing address if you want a sticker pack.

4. Please mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) to:

Imperfect Future
Attn: Andres Colmenares
Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 37
6-3. 08022, Barcelona, Spain

Deadline for pencils is March 16th.

 

06.03.15 by Jeff

Mural Recap: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

james-jeanMural by James Jean

There were so many incredible murals painted at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. It’s impossible to the fully appreciate these works without seeing them in person so maybe you’ll have to fly out to Honolulu and find them.

All the images in this post were painstakingly shot by Brandon Shigeta, who had to wake up extremely early (and also wait around for hours) to catch some of these without cars blocking them. He’s one of the hardest working people at this event every year.

I hope people in Honolulu realise how special this is; Vancouver is dying for something like this. Keep in mind, this post doesn’t even include all the work that was produced this year!

etam-1Mural by Sainer and Bezt (Etam Cru)

 

case-maclaim-smith-one-1Mural by Smithe and Case

 

doz-green-2Mural by Doze Green

 

eaton-1Mural by Tristan and Matt Eaton

 

crytik-1Mural by Cryptik

 

esao-aaron-horkeyMural by Esao and Aaron Horkey

 

ernestMural by Ernest Zacharevic

 

fafi-1Painting and flower installation by Fafi

 

heuman-1Mural by Hueman

 

hot-tea-3 One of many many yarn pieces by Hot Tea

 

katch-1 Mural by Katch

 

kevin-lyons-1 Mural by Kevin Lyons

 

mark-dean-veca-1Mural by Mark Dean Veca

 

dfaceMural by D*Face

 

reach-debeMural by Reach and Debe

 

severMural by Sever 

 

tatunga-and-lolo-ysMural by Lauren YS and Tatiana Suarez

 

vincent-di-nguyen Mural by Vincent Di Nguyen 

 

woes-nosego-1-(1) Mural by Woes, Nosego, Sainer, Lauren YS, Caratoes, Boykong

 

wooden-waveMural by Matt and Roxy Ortiz

 

06.03.15 by Jeff

Mexican Artist/Illustrator: Smithe

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Mexican artist Smithe painted one of my favourite murals at Pow! Wow! Hawaii this year; it was a collaboration with German artist Case, and you can see it here. When I first posted his work back in 2012 I didn’t realise that in addition to being an insane painter and illustrator he’s also a musician! His band, .Stendal will be playing SXSW this month!

Seeing his work nice and big in Hawaii took it to a whole other level for me. I love his line work and the way he colours his pieces. Take a look at some more images below.

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06.03.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Clipping “Summertime”

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Here’s a brilliant video for Clipping, directed and edited by Carlos Lopez Estrada. This is a great way to be able to put people in your video who may not even want to be in it! Lots of hilarious shots in this. Watch “Summertime” below.

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05.03.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Painter: Scott Sueme

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New paintings by my talented friend, artist Scott Sueme, his show opens here in Vancouver at Kimoto Gallery on Friday, 6-9pm. Love the new direction his work is headed, more images below!

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05.03.15 by Zach Tutor

Jean-Paul Mallozzi

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Fantastic paintings from Miami, Florida based artist Jean-Paul Mallozzi.

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05.03.15 by Prosthetic Knowledge

FREEZE! an adventure in 100 frames

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Installation by design studio Job, Joris & Marieke recreate a 100 frame animation in a physical space. Each frame has been constructed with 3D printing and arranged collectively, illustrating how subjects within the cartoon move and alter over time.

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05.03.15 by Jeff

Bookshelf: Strange Plants II

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Independent publishing house Zioxla has just announced the publication of Strange Plants II, the second book in a series that celebrates plants in contemporary art. The book features the work of 30 artists, including: Friedrich Kunath, Rosson Crow, Troels Carlsen, Eric Yahnker, Nina Chanel Abney, Erin M. Riley, Brian Scott Campbell, HuskMitNavn, Casey Gray and Matt Leines all drew an unusual plant in their own style.

Also featured are artists who incorporate plants into their work in unique ways: Allison Schulnik, Misha Hollenbach, Francesca DiMattio, Zin Taylor, Katarina Janeckova, Stills & Strokes and Ren Hang. Take a look at more spreads from the  book below.

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