16.07.13 by Jeff

“Cool City, Bro” T-Shirt Giveaway

Cool City, Bro T-Shirt Giveaway

Justin Longoz wants everyone to know Vancouver is shaped like a giant thumbs up (it actually is). He made these shirts to raise money for Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver’s non-profit street paper based in the Downtown Eastside. Megaphone is sold on the street by homeless and low-income Vancouverites, giving them a voice and an economic opportunity. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the magazine.

Justin has given me two t-shirts to give away! Leave a comment below and tell me which part of the city is the best! I’ll pick a winner on Friday! You should also buy a shirt to support the cause, and if you win one give it to a friend!

You can order a shirt here. Or purchase one at any of these stores (all are selling them for $20, none of them are taking a cut):

CHINATOWN
Board of Trade Co., 227 Union St. 778-318-9697

COMMERCIAL DRIVE
Mintage Vintage, 1714 Commercial Dr. 604-646-8243

GASTOWN
Community Thrift and Vintage, 41 West Cordova St. 604-682 1004
Nouvelle Nouvelle, 209 Abbott St. 604-682-2234

HASTINGS-SUNRISE
Tiny Finery, 2162 E. Hastings St. 604-569-2171

KITSILANO
Zulu Records, 1972 W. 4th Ave. 604-738-3232

MOUNT PLEASANT
The Goods Screening & Apparel, 335 E. Broadway 604-568-6169

STRATHCONA
Shop Wrong, 1192 E. Hastings St. 604-251-1100













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



  • cool shirt bro, Kitsilano

  • neil c

    Inside the helmet of Roberto Luongo.

  • Annie Briard

    stanley park! beaches and trees and paths oh my

  • Lindsey Schmitt

    da thumb! stanley park! …well, all of it!
    Thanks for sharing info on this great non-profit!

  • Karlyn Koeser

    Great design! I’d definitely say mount pleasant…who doesn’t want to own chickens?

  • AbdiYohan

    The Denny’s that’s open 24/7 in downtown. That place saved me when all the hostiles were full.

  • willi jeschar

    the park

  • Tripleman

    I lived in the West End for 10 years. Close to work, Stanley Park, English Bay, restaurants, etc…

    Now, I live in Germany. It’s amazing here, but I’ll always miss living downtown.

    • hows germany!

      • Tripleman

        Amazing. More art/history/architecture than I can handle.

  • kivakuvahei

    As a Finn, Vancouver has always been the number one place to visit if I ever visit Canada. It’s a shame I can’t order this shirt outside Canada. X-FILES!

    • i wish i could give you the tee just for the X-files comment

  • Whitney Harper

    just got back from Vancouver and it was the coolest!

  • Carelette la belette

    Mount Pleasant is the best place ! Best sushis, best tuna burger, best cafés and best view on the mountains ! I lived 3 years there and believe me no equivalence in Montreal or Paris… snif

  • Adrienne

    the DTES is the BEST! A mosh pit of culture and craziness, it’s a great neighbourhood with a real community feel. We’ve got the Pie Shoppe (omg have you tried their chocolate pecan?) and the Chinatown night market is reborn this year with new vendors and Bao Bei’s outdoor patio.

  • Jared

    Mount Pleasant. The area has just about every store you would need and its relatively close to downtown without feeling too congested. The people are interesting and everyone supports businesses and events in the area wholeheartedly.

  • andykg09

    Mt. Pleasant!

  • karrah

    this shirt!

  • Gordon Huang

    i don’t know!

  • billiondollarprincesss

    I think downtown Stanley Park area and vicinity.

  • Francis Wong

    I love the Great Chinese and other ethnic food! im visitng later this month from New Orleans and were lacking on the chinese food. also looking forward to checking out art etc. fill me in!

  • cobakk1812

    Granville Island by far, the best. The best!

  • Deanne7777

    All the places you can find a view of the mountains, ocean and sky at sunset.

  • Chris

    do we have to live in CA? 😮

  • Selina

    Granville Island!

  • Silvia

    Fraser at Kingsway. Best part of the best city, hidden gems in every direction!

  • Sky

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas! Artist community, mountains, and has the best black chai tea. 🙂

  • 49.270719,-123.249492

    Sprouts Café at UBC

  • Andra

    Oh this is hard !!!! Vancouver has so many great spots. I’ll choose Strathcona Beach (..you know, that green patch of grass by the Snail.) It’s like a personal go-to refuge to feel everything and nothing.





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.