17.10.13 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / October

October Submissions: Share your work here!

 

I am constantly trying to figure out a better way to deal with the hundreds and hundreds of art submissions each month. One of the main ways people have been submitting work has been through Facebook but due to some of the recent changes Facebook has made I am trying to rely on it a lot less.

As I’m sure you’re aware Facebook has made the frustrating and nonsensical decision to make it more difficult for pages to share content with their own followers. This decision was made solely for the purpose of making more money for themselves by charging us to share content. Equally frustrating is the inability to view all of the content posted to our wall. If I go back further than a month it jumps to a really incomplete archive of the past year.

I want to try something new, a little experiment. This post is a chance for you to post your work. If it works well there will be a post like this every month. The comments are enabled to allow images so you can post an image along with a link to your website. If a lot of people start submitting this way I’d like to do a “Best of Submissions” post each month in addition to featuring work shared here as regular postings to Booooooom.

 

Here’s a few 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.

 

Submissions through Tumblr and Google+ have still been working really well but I think if this works well it may end up being the best way to submit. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work, and excited to see how well this works!

 

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15.10.13 by Jeff

Skillshare: The School of MakeOurMark

Skillshare: The School of MarkOurMark

Skillshare and Levi’s have teamed up to offer six classes taught by talented creatives, with 100% of the proceeds going towards arts and music education for kids. This is part of Skillshare’s “Give Back to School” initiative.

I asked if I could try out a class in order to write about it, and I chose the mobile phone stop-motion animation class taught by Brock Davis. It was full of great little tips like using Vine to record stop-motion videos even if you want to eventually upload them to Instagram (because of Vine’s ghost effect). Davis shows, step by step, how he created this animation and right now he’s giving feedback to anyone who submits their finished projects to the class.

If you use the promo code ‘OURMARK’ you can enroll in the classes for free! You can read about all six classes here.

Watch the intro video for Brock Davis’ class below!

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14.10.13 by Jeff

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel film poster wes anderson

The poster for Wes Anderson’s latest film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” has been released, and the trailer comes out this week. Art book publisher Abrams has also released The Wes Anderson Collection a 300+ page book, with an intro by Michael Chabon. Have a peek at the book below!

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03.10.13 by Jeff

YIN YANG

beavis and butthead yin yang by team print shop

Today is my birthday, and my friends at Team Print Shop sent me the best t-shirt ever. Grab it while you can, here.

 

24.09.13 by Jeff

Pendleton Notebooks Giveaway

pendleton notebooks chronicle books giveaway

This week’s giveaway is a collection of Pendleton notebooks, courtesy of Chronicle Books. If you wanna snag the set, leave a comment below with a short journal entry about your day. We’ll pick a winner on Friday.

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19.09.13 by Jeff

“The Housewarming” and the Incredible Art of Sissel Tolaas

The Housewarming Jameson Event in Ireland

At the beginning of the month Jameson invited me out to an event called “The Housewarming” a celebration of their newly renovated distillery, in Midleton, Ireland. People came from all over to join in the festivities aka drink lots of whiskey!

These two friendly people (pictured above) are David and Marina from The Gourmand, they were the first two people I met at the airport. They also happened to be the ones curating a series of creative talks for the event, and the reason I agreed to fly all the way there.

I’ve included a bunch of photos of the event (all shot by Maurice Li), as well as a re-cap of my favourite speaker at the event, below.

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09.09.13 by Jeff

“Thriller” animation made out of Lego

thriller music video made out of lego

Annette Jung’s remake of the “Thriller” music video using Lego! Just wish it was the entire video! Watch below!

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30.08.13 by Jeff

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

Northern Sun Jacket Giveaway

I’ve got good news and bad news. The bad news is summer is nearly gone, it’s painful to even say it. But the good news is I’ve got a giveaway from my friends at Northern Sun that’s perfect for the fall season.

First of all I’ve gotta give credit to my friends, Jennilee Marigomen (photographer) and Redia Soltis (stylist), who put these beautiful images together. The video below was shot by Peter Hadfield.

I’ve got a men’s Aput Jacket and a women’s Aga Jacket to give away! Both are water resistant and premium down filled, and as promised this one’s open to everyone. If you’d like to snag either jacket, leave a comment below describing the first adventure you’ll go on.

We’ll pick two winners September 13th.

 

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