16.12.08 by Jeff

Christmas by Colour

Last month I told you about Christmas by Colour – Rob just emailed to say that they’ve gone through all the submissions and the finished poster is ready to ship. This is a great gift and one that’s definitely worth mentioning again as all profits are being donated to Calm. Buy one here!

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



  • Because of your blog, I read about the contest, submitted a color, and was one of the one’s selected for the poster. It’s a great looking poster for a very good cause. Thanks for turning me on to this cool project!

  • that is awesome to hear! i am waiting for my poster to come! very excited

  • just like bellwether, i got introduced to this project through booooooom and got selected, thanks for the introduction!

    just wondering how long it’ll take to reach my country though, i hail all the way from asia

  • what were your colour submissions?

  • Am

    These look super juicy and awesome to have on my study room wall, unfortunately there’s just no more space! 🙁
    I am tempted to consider putting it on my bedroom wall, but I know once I start, I won’t stop!
    Fantastic colours btw!!

  • mines was

    “Colour: Dark Brown
    Description: Hot Chocolate”

    hahah for some reason, this is what triggers my memories of christmas 🙂

  • oops, i meant “mine”

  • My submission is also one of the selected ones. Thanks for the referral!

    My submission was:
    Colour: Pantone 606
    Description: Ribbon I help curl and put up on the Christmas Tree

  • wow this is great, im glad so many of you were chosen!

  • My submission was:

    Colour: dark greyish blue

    Description: Dec. 24, 11:59 p.m., Cleveland, OH, 1988





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