30.01.13 by Jeff

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013

Pow Wow Hawaii 2013

Next week I’m headed to Hawaii for Pow Wow Hawaii 2013. I look forward to this event all year and it’s finally that time again! Like last year, I’ll be living on the North Shore with a bunch of international artists in a beautiful house called the Utopium Estate.

Feb 11th-16th artists converge on the streets of Honolulu, painting murals and interacting with the community. There will also be youth art and music workshops, as well as lectures at the University of Hawaii.

 

Confirmed International Artists:

Dabs Myla (Melbourne)
Faith47 (South Africa)
Hannah Stouffer (SF)
Andrea Wan (Vancouver)
Dal (China)
Yoskay Yamamoto (Japan)
Jeff Soto (LA)
Nychos (Austria)
Roid (London)
Mare139 (NYC)
Sam Rodriguez (San Jose)
Madsteez (LA)
Eric Marcinizyn (Delaware)
Suitman (Hong Kong)
Wonderlust (Melbourne)
Alisa Ross (Missouri)
Askew (New Zealand)
Shark Toof (LA)
Neonski (SF)
Apex (SF)
Jase (SF)
Jim Mahfood (LA)
David Flores (LA)
123Klan (Montreal)
Flying Fortress (Germany)
Jeff Hamada (Vancouver)
Meggs (Melbourne)
Rone (Melbourne)
Phibs (Sydney)
Scribe (Missouri)
Trek6 (Miami)
Poesia (San Jose)
Erik Otto (SF)
Peap Tarr (Cambodia)
Lisa Mam (Cambodia)
Orly Locquiao (San Jose)
Mark Bode (SF)
Chaz Bojorquez (LA)

 
 
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02.12.12 by Jeff

FriendsWithYou “Little Buddy” Sculpture

FriendsWithYou Little Buddy Sculpture
Tomorrow FriendsWithYou releases 25 of these “Little Buddy” sculptures, another collaboration with the fantastic Case Studyo (I wanted every piece they did with Parra).

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16.08.12 by Jeff

Booooooom & MTV / Made of Imagination

Booooooom & MTV / made of imagination
After a couple months of secrecy I’m excited to finally announce our latest project: “Made of Imagination”.

This one’s a collaboration with MTV and Sony Xperia, so I think it’s safe to say this is the biggest one yet. Does that image give you any idea what we’re doing this time?

We’re building homemade instruments! Beautiful, hopefully ingenious, and probably ridiculous musical instruments. You can choose to re-make an existing instrument or invent a completely new one.

I’ve snagged a couple of the new Xperia Ion phones as prizes, and I’ll definitely throw in some Booooooom goodies too. There will be a prize for the most creative instrument and another for the best video performance! So if your instrument can actually make noises I’d love to see you perform a song with it!

homemade instruments made of imagination
It’s up to you though! You can spend all your time building an insane instrument and forget the performance OR you can build a simpler instrument, figure out how to play a song with it, and create the ultimate performance video. The third option would be to build an insane instrument AND learn how to play it so masterfully that your performance video actually shatters the entire Internet and people get pregnant just from hearing the explosion.

Nada and I have also been put in charge of imagination.mtv.ca, a mini site made just for this project! We’ll be posting all your submissions over there, as well as craft instructionals, and creative videos to get you stoked. I’ll also post my favourite submissions here on Booooooom!

How does all this sound?

 

INSPIRATION!

If you want to get your creative juices flowing, check out:

1. Winning submissions to our Hack Job project

2. Handmade Vegetable Musical Instruments [VIDEO]

3. Kid plays PVC Instrument at Talent Show

 

homemade instruments made of imagination

INSTRUCTIONS! READ ALL OF THIS!!!

1. Create an instrument using whatever materials you can find. Be creative, and actually build something! Don’t just turn a pot upside down and call it a drum. This is the fun part!

2. Take a good photo of your creation. Don’t spend hours making something and then take a bad cell phone photo!

3. (This step is optional) Record a video, performing a song with your instrument. Your performance may include real instruments too, but only  as back-ups and only if there are more hand-made instruments than real ones.

4. Submit your work to: projects@booooooom.com

Include the following information:

Your Name

Your City

Brief description of instrument(s)

Youtube/Vimeo link (if you made a video)

Song Title (if you made a video)

 

5. High-five yourself, you’re done.

 

By submitting your work you are giving us permission to post your work on the Internet and the right to distribute these images to publications that may want to write about this project. We will give full credit to you, the image makers, wherever possible.

The deadline for submissions is: September 26th 2012.

14.08.12 by Jeff

The Art of Vogue Covers

The Art of Vogue Covers
Thank God for people like Diana (Miss Moss), scanning these beautiful vintage Vogue covers and uploading them to her Flickr. More please!

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05.07.12 by Jeff

Google book

Google Book by Ben West and Felix Heyes
“Google” is a 1240 page book by Ben West and Felix Heyes, displaying the first image result for every word in the dictionary.

Watch video below!

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02.07.12 by Jeff

I Wish You Were Here Project

I Wish You Were Here Project
Tanya Houghton has started a beautiful art project for her mother Marianne, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer three years ago and was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.

The idea is really simple: Send a postcard to Marianne from wherever you are. Tell her three of your favourite things about the place where you live. Put a stamp on it and send it. This is how Marianne will get to travel the world.

If you’d like to send Marianne a postcard jump over here.

30.03.12 by Jeff

Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask

Aurel-Schmidt
“Reveries Of A Lost Life Mask” by Aurel Schmidt and Franz Wright.

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