03.12.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: 5 Risograph Calendars by J.P. King

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I’ve got 5 Risograph Calendars to give away again this year, courtesy of designer J.P. King. If you want one of these puppies, tell me your favourite month and why in the comments below! We’ll pick 5 winners on December 17th.

 

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02.12.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions / December

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Here is this month’s submission post! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the November Submissions post. Nearly 1200 comments on the post, so I’m definitely still going through all the good stuff shared there.

This is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.

Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

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01.12.14 by Jeff

Creative Exercise of the Day: Make Cartoon Eyes For Your Pet

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Here’s something funny to do with your pet! A little over a week ago, Twitter users in Japan started sharing photos of their cats with cartoon eyes. The first image came from @shiratamaaaa who called it 猫モンタージュ or “cat montage” but soon there were images of dogs, and of course guinea pigs. See more below!

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26.11.14 by Jeff

Internet Age Media Weekend

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I’ve been invited to be part of a really cool conference happening March 20—22, 2015, in Barcelona (I’ve never been before)! Organizers of the Internet Age Media Weekend want to celebrate the randomness of Internet culture, and they’re bringing a really interesting mix of people out to be part of it!

Speakers include: Myself, Alex Bec (Director of It’s Nice That), Anne Bourgeois-Vignon (Creative Content Director at Nowness), Julia Kaganskiy (Director of New Museum’s Art & Tech Incubator), Katie Dreke (Global Brand Director at Nike), Filip Visnjic (Founder, Creative Applications Network), Eclectic Method (VJ/Remixer), Julius Wiedemann (Director of Digital Publications at Taschen), and many others.

I’m excited to be a media partner as well as a speaker at the event. There will be workshops, panel discussions, screenings, and I’m sure lots of opportunities to actually hang and become friends! If you’re interested in attending, or you just want to know more about it head over here.

 

26.11.14 by Jeff

James Jean for Big Bad Wolf

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My friend Amy recently started a kid’s clothing line called Big Bad Wolf and they’ve just collaborated with artist James Jean. If you’ve got a little one, you can peep the tee here.

 

20.11.14 by Jeff

Vancouver + New York: A Good Book Drive

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Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.

All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.

If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).

See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!

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20.11.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Getting Started with Watercolor

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Once again, this week our sponsor is Craftsy which provides video tutorials and downloadable eGuides for aspiring artists. The resources they provide are aimed at people who want to quickly brush up on some basics. This week they’re offering a free downloadable eGuide on the basics of watercolor.

The eGuide provides an introduction to things like paper types, color value, temperature, and intensity, as well as the proper technique for swatching new paints.  If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part being it costs nothing.

If you want, you can download the Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor.

 

14.11.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: How To Draw With Perspective

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This week our sponsor is once again Craftsy which provides resources for aspiring artists via videos and tutorials. It’s been nice to find a sponsor that’s a good fit for what I’m trying to do with Booooooom; make art accessible.

Craftsy is offering an eGuide on Perspective Drawing that teaches you the basics of one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective. It also covers dividing space and drawing ellipses. If you didn’t go to art school, this is an easy way to pick up some fundamentals. The best part being it costs nothing.

If you want, you can download the free Perspective Drawing eGuide.