10.11.08 by Jeff

Project #5 – Instructions!

I am pleased to announce the launch of our fifth project, Free Encouragement. Erin (Design For Mankind) and I have joined forces, and we are really excited about this one!

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So here’s the deal: There is just so much negativity all around us these days, have you noticed? It’s infesting the internet, it’s taking over the big screen, it’s cutting you off, it’s showing up on your bank statement, it’s staining your new shirt, it’s breathing down your neck, it’s not giving you a vacation, it’s talking behind your back, it’s stuffing you in a locker, it’s cheating on you, it’s charging you more, it’s giving you less, and it’s making you miserable!

It’s making me miserable! I don’t think I know of a single person who couldn’t use some encouragement, so here it is! This is a two-part project, and the first part is simple: We are going to create a gallery of encouragement!

You can use this gallery to encourage a close friend or someone you just happened to pass by on the street. You can encourage a relative who may be ill or the girl who handed you your coffee this morning. You could even use this place to encourage yourself!

Keep your message fairly short. Say what you mean with as few words as possible (a general rule for good writing anyways).

Feel free to be very specific about the person you are writing to, but do not use their name.

Please limit yourself to one message (the volume of submissions is already insane).

Please send in your encouraging words via email to this address: encouragement@booooooom.com.

Your message will be displayed as a simple, anonymous, image in the gallery. Like this:

Submissions will be accepted until Friday, December 5th.

Part two will be explained in December, as the project shifts over to Design for Mankind.

Let the encouragement begin!













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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