15.07.11 by Jeff

Before Life / Winners

The other day I asked you to choose between 5 finalists in our “Before Life” project with Poketo, and over 1,400 of you cast your votes!

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You chose Andrew Lawandus! Congratulations Andrew, your design will now be made into a Poketo wallet! I also promised that we’d give away a wallet to a voter but since so many of you voted we decided to give away 5 wallets instead! The 5 winners are:

poketo booooooom before life series wallet winner artist

poketo booooooom before life series wallet winner artist

poketo booooooom before life series wallet winner artist

poketo booooooom before life series wallet winner artist

poketo booooooom before life series wallet winner artist

Each of you has a message from me in your inbox! The wallets still have to be produced as we need the artwork from Andrew but rest assured you will all get your wallets sent to you once they are made! I should mention these people were chosen at random using a painstakingly difficult process I invented myself in which I manually copy/paste every single voter name into Word, assign each a number, and generate 5 random numbers using random.org.

A giant thank you to everyone for getting involved, making designs, and leaving positive comments on the submissions!

Stay tuned for the next project!













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







09.02.16 by Jeff

Tumblr of the Day: Oozing Bacteria-like Animated Gifs by Artists Protobacillus

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Brazilian artists Gustavo Spredemann and Leone Simonetti have been sharing face-melting animated gifs under the name Protobacillus. Definitely one of my favourite Tumblrs at the moment. Lots more below!

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09.02.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Darren Rigo

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A selection of images from Toronto-based photographer Darren Rigo’s series “A Funny Thing”. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Johan Van Mullem

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Obscured portraits by Belgium-based painter Johan Van Mullem. More images below.

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09.02.16 by Staff

Colourful Yet Catastrophic Photographs by Japanese Artist Yoshimitsu Umekawa

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Equal parts mesmerizing and unsettling, Yoshimitsu Umekawa’s photographs are positively (and negatively) nuclear, drawing on the issues and anxieties that surround modern day Japan. See more images below.

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09.02.16 by Jeff

“Close Encounters” by Illustrator Hannah K. Lee

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My friend illustrator Hannah K. Lee sent me over her latest zine, “Close Encounters”. I’m also the proud owner of “Everyone Else is Younger and More Talented” and my personal favourite “Shoes Over Bills”. Love Hannah’s work! Have a look inside the zine below.

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