28.02.15 by Jeff

Secret Sticker Packs

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This post will be deleted. I’m sending sticker packs out to everyone that mails us pencils this weekend (include your mailing address when you email your photo of your pencil). These will NEVER be for sale (zippo for scale, these are big).

Project instructions below:

Our latest project with Tangible Interaction a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for Internet Age Media festival, is under way! We’re using 3D-printed connectors to build a sculpture out of pencils from around the world.

1. Get a new or used pencil. The pencil can be round or hexagonal but should be standard width (if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors) .

2. Use felts, paint, x-acto knife, whatever you want to decorate/personalize it. Include your name and city somewhere on it.

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil. This part is optional but we would love to have a gallery of portraits of all the contributors. Email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your NAME and full mailing address if you want a sticker pack.

4. Please mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) to:

Tangible Interaction
304 – 1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2H2
Canada

Deadline for pencils is March 13th.

09.02.15 by Jeff

New Booooooom Project: LINE SEGMENTS

I’m excited to announce Booooooom’s next open collaborative art project is a partnership with Vancouver-based interactive studio Tangible Interaction, and will result in an installation in Spain!

We are calling this piece LINE SEGMENTS.

In March, I’m heading to Barcelona for a creative conference called Internet Age Media Weekend where I will be speaking alongside people from It’s Nice That, Nowness, Google, Nike, Creative Applications, Vimeo, and many others. Alex, from Tangible Interaction, and I wanna build a sculpture there – with your help! This is an open call to all Booooooom readers, and people all over the world!

If you would like to be an integral part of this project, we are asking for pencils! Specifically, a pencil with your name and city written somewhere on it, and a photo of your holding your pencil.

We are 3D-printing special connectors (3 kinds) that will allow visitors to the gallery space in Barcelona to use pencils to build an abstract sculpture.

Our vision for this project is to allow the visitors to decide what form our sculpture takes. The connectors we have built will allow the pencils to connect to one another in an infinite number of variations, creating an organic, web-like shape. We thought it would be fun to kinda flip the idea of pencils; rather than producing lines, the pencils will actually be the lines.

Ultimately, the piece is about connecting people all over the world, using the simplest tool for art-making. Watch the video above to get a better idea what this will look like!

After our week-long residency is over the sculpture will be dismantled and all the pencils will be donated to an art-related program in Barcelona.

We would love to have as many people involved as possible so please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested!

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Send a standard size new or used pencil (you can send in as many as you like). The pencil can be round or hexagonal but if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors.

2. Write your name and city somewhere on your pencil and decorate/personalize it. Use felts, paint, carve a design into it, whatever you want to make your pencil stand out!

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil, before you mail it in. We want to have a slideshow of every person who contributed a pencil to our project projected in the gallery space alongside the ever-changing sculpture. If you’re a shy person you can always use the pencil to obscure your eyes or face; we really want to encourage you to send in a photo of yourself. It will be amazing to see all the different people that helped create the sculpture.

4. Please email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your NAME and CITY in all capital letters.

5. Please mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) you have two options to send:

Tangible Interaction
304 – 1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2H2
Canada

OR

Imperfect Future
Attn: Andres Colmenares
Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 37
6-3. 08022, Barcelona, Spain

If you live in Barcelona, we encourage you to bring a pencil to the gallery space with you and add it to the sculpture yourself! Internet Age Media Weekend tickets are available here (100€ discount code for Booooooom readers is: P3NC1LS).

We will be shooting a week-long time-lapse of the sculpture as it grows and changes shape, so everyone will be able to see what their pencils became. I hope you guys will join in on the fun! We can’t do this without you!

26.12.14 by Jeff

William James Broadhurst

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Photos by Melbourne-based William James Broadhurst. More below.

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17.11.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Sticker Project: Winners!

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Submission by Ghosttthead

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Submission by Evan Weinstein

 

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Submission by Sam Octigan

 

Our sticker project with Stickerobot Custom Stickers has come to an end! There were so many fantastic submissions it was really difficult (impossible) to choose just 3 winners. We really wanted to reward people who created things specifically for this project and also took into consideration what would print well as an actual sticker.

Here are the 3 sticker designs we chose! Each of you will receive 500 of your sticker back printed with a blurb about you and your contact information. We won’t be selling your designs, we will be giving them away to people, these are meant to be a fun way for us to promote you!

Thank you, once again, for all the incredible submissions! You can see them all here.

Just a reminder that our friends at Sticker Robot are currently offering 500 free stickers on every white vinyl sticker order of 1,000. There’s no limit so say you order 10,000 you’ll get 15,000. The offer is vaild until November 30th.

07.11.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Sticker Project

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Two weeks ago we launched a vinyl sticker project with Stickerobot Custom Stickers, an early supporter of Booooooom. If you missed the instructions, it’s really simple: Create a sticker with the word Booooooom incorporated in it (even if its extremely tiny) and submit it here.

We’ll be picking 3 designs and sending each person 500 of the stickers. We won’t be selling your designs, we will be giving them away to people at events, and they’ll all be back printed with your contact info. It’s meant to be a fun way for us to promote you!

There have been so many great designs submitted so far, I particularly like this one above designed by illustrator Lauren YS. There’s one more week left to submit!

 

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN HERE

 

Having said all that, you may not interested in making a sticker for us, and may want to just make your own. If that’s the case, a little heads up that Sticker Robot is currently offering 500 free stickers on every white vinyl sticker order of 1,000. There’s no limit so say you order 10,000 you’ll get 15,000. The offer is vaild until November 30th.

 

20.10.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Submissions Gallery

Here it is, at long last, all of the digital submissions to our “Drawing On The Past” art project in collaboration with Herschel Supply. If you somehow missed it, I asked people to submit drawings of people, places, and things, that positively affected their lives.

Huge thanks to everyone who took part! The artworks you all sent in were terrific but I was blown away by some of the intensely personal stories many of you shared. I loved reading through them all, and at our art show here in Vancouver (photos here), many people came over to me to share their favourite stories. It was cool to see people actually connecting with the art on the wall (this is something I don’t often see at art shows for some reason).

Sorry it’s taken so long to get all these submissions published, but I think when you see how many there are, and imagine typing them all out, you’ll understand. Big thanks to my sister for helping transcribe all the handwritten stories.

 

 

THE SUBMISSIONS 

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My mother told me about this true story of a family of crows in our backyard. A young crow fell from the nest and got stuck. They never stopped crowing. They got my mother’s attention and she got the young crow free. My mother’s way of showing how unrelentless her love is for me and our family was narrating this story. She told me that like a family of crows, even if one strays away, she’ll never give up on them. My family (including my ancestry) has evolved in so many ways but the traditional ways in which family is vital and strong has never wavered. I am a queer gender-fluid artist and my family of crows (present and past) loves me no matter what. That love will always be present and I can belong.

Name: Lost Boy

 

See the rest of the submissions below. Just a little warning here, there are A LOT of images for your browser to load.

 

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18.10.14 by Jeff

@Booooooom Instagram Project: #PortraitsandSongs

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We’ve been getting so many great submissions to our Instagram project this month. In case you missed it, it’s called “Portraits and Songs” and the instructions are simple: Share a portrait you took of someone, pair it with a song title/artist, and tag it #portraitsandsongs. I will be re-gramming submissions to @booooooom all month long!

 

The images above (clockwise from the top left):

“Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles, Portrait by @saraheiseman

“Black Water” – Timber Timbre, Portrait by @brittanycalla

“October” – Broken Bells, Portrait by @cleogoossens

“Temporary View” – SBTRKT, Portrait by @thistimemachine

 

08.10.14 by Jeff

@Booooooom Instagram Project: #PortraitsandSongs

portraitsandsongs“Habits” – Tove Lo / Portrait by Tyler Sandford @sylertanford

This month we’re launching “Portraits and Songs” an Instagram photo project just for fun. Share a portrait you took of someone, pair it with a song title/artist, and tag it #portraitsandsongs.

I will be re-gramming the submissions on @booooooom all month long!