11.07.11 by Jeff

“Before Life” / Finalists

Last month we launched our “Before Life” project with Poketo and we finally have our finalists but we need your help to choose which one to make into a wallet! Oh yeah, everyone who votes is eligible to win one of the wallets!

We received nearly 300 submissions so narrowing them down was not easy! I picked my favourites, the Poketo team picked theirs, and after some arm wrestling we were left with these 5 designs:

poketo x booooooom wallet finalists

FINALIST #1 – Jessica Fortner (see larger design here).

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FINALIST #2 – Jake Pauls (see larger design here).

poketo x booooooom wallet finalists

FINALIST #3 – Heiko Xylophone (see larger design here).

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FINALIST #4 – Andrew Lawandus (see larger design here).

poketo x booooooom wallet finalists

FINALIST #5 – Alice Maca (see larger design here).

VOTE HERE: facebook.com/booooooom

Poketo will produce 50 pieces of the winning design to be sold alongside the works of 200 other international artists. The winner gets 20 of the 50 limited edition wallets to keep and one of you voters snags a wallet too!

Voting ends Wednesday 9pm PST.













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



  • I would chose in the following order:
    FINALIST #1 – Jessica Fortner
    FINALIST #4 – Andrew Lawandus
    FINALIST #5 – Alice Maca

    I know you said pick one but I couldn’t resist!

    • cool ray – jump over to facebook and vote and maybe you’ll win it too!

  • BAM! Alice Maca says it for me.

  • Max

    FINALIST #2 – Jake Pauls

  • Yoshi

    They’re all great but considering that I’m thinking of legally changing my last name to Xylophone at some point in my life, I think I know who I’ll pick…

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  • Finalist #1 – Jessica Fortner

  • FINALIST #4 – Andrew Lawandus

  • Wow, the first one is amazing!

  • Natasha

    Finalist #1

  • #4

  • Ronald MacDonald

    They are all bum.

  • Ronald MacDonald

    No that’s a big fat lie. I like the snake the best

  • FINALIST #5 – Alice Maca

  • Avery

    number 4!!!

  • I like #2 by Jake Pauls

  • THE VOTES HERE ARE GREAT BUT THEY WON’T BE COUNTED! It’s too tough to count ’em all up at the end! If you want to win a wallet you gotta vote on our Facebook page (so it can do the math for me haha)





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