Hawaiian Airlines is a big reason why my friends out in Hawaii are able to make the massive Pow! Wow! mural festival happen each year. Each year the airline covers the flights of many of the world’s best artists for the event, and recently they invited artists to put their work all over the runway. This really illustrates to me the way the Pow! Wow! organizers have grown their event in a few short years; it’s the product of building lasting relationships with people and companies, making sure everyone benefits. If you’re organizing an annual event you could learn a lot from the way they’re going about things.
Watch the video below of the Hawaiian Airlines ground service vehicles getting the Pow! Wow! treatment. I’m already looking forward to February!
The Brazilian twin duo known as Os Gemeos are leaving a beautiful mark on Vancouver, painting six industrial Ocean Concrete silos next to the art school I graduated from. The finished mural will measure a total of 7200 square meters (23,500 square feet) making it the pairs’ largest mural to date (and their first in Canada).
The project is part of the Vancouver Biennale which has just launched an IndieGoGo to raise money to pay for the public art. The artists have donated their time, and all money raised will go towards paying for the materials and trip expenses for the artists.
I’m happy to see our city of glass finally getting some much needed colour! If you live in Vancouver, and you want to see more things like this, consider giving a few dollars to the IndieGoGo: HERE.
More process images of the artwork below!
“Strange Plants” is a celebration of plants in contemporary art. The book was edited by Zio Baritaux and features the work of 25 artists. Artists were either selected because their work centered around plants or they were invited to make new works about the subject matter. The artists include: Paul Wackers, Lee Kwang-Ho, Taylor McKimens, Stephen Eichhorn, Aiyana Udesen, Richard Colman, Mark Mulroney, Patrick Martinez, Matt Furie, and many others.
Have a look inside the book below!
If you follow @Booooooom on Instagram you may have already seen hints about this! I’m excited to announce that my friends at Herschel Supply and I have made a special bag together and we are releasing it as part of an art project called “Drawing On The Past”.
After years of people asking if there’s anything they can buy to show support for the site, this is it! This is the first real Booooooom product (and not the last). It’s special to me for many reasons; one being that Andrea Wan, one of my all-time favourite artists, drew the pattern for the inside of the bag. Watch the video below before I give it all away!
There are only 75 bags for sale, and they will go live July 7th at 9am PST on Herschel’s website, bookmark this link: here.
As a little reward for reading all this text, I’ll tell you that if you join the Booooooom Secret Email Club you will get a heads up for purchasing the bags earlier than that.
Extra incentive to take part in the project: We’ll be hooking up some people with Herschel products and three (3) lucky people, whose submissions we especially like, will win the Herschel Supply and Booooooom bag.
I want you to draw a person, place, or thing, that’s had a positive impact on your life, and write a few sentences about it. I’ll be showcasing these drawings on Booooooom, and sharing your stories. The project will end with an art show here in Vancouver, where we will show selected work from the project (I’d like to show as much as we can possibly fit in the space).
I really want to encourage those of you who don’t normally draw or make art to be a part of this project. The template you download will have space to draw and to write, and both are important. Drawing has two meanings, and this project is as much about moving a pen on a page, as it is about remembering a moment.
1. Download THIS TEMPLATE, print it off on any 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
2. Draw your picture, write a few sentences below it.
3. Scan the entire page and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “DRAWING ON THE PAST”. Deadline: August 4th, 2014.
4. To be eligible to be for the gallery show, you must physically mail in your original drawing. We must receive all entries by August 4th, 2014, leave enough time for shipping. Due to the number of potential submissions, drawings will not be returned. Mail your drawings to:
Suite 357 – 2416 Main St.
Vancouver, BC, V5T3E2
5. Share your work on Instagram and use the hashtag #drawingonthepast
By submitting artwork, each entrant gives Booooooom and Herschel Supply a non-exclusive, perpetual, transferrable, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use, and display the artwork online, offline, or in print, including but not limited to, Booooooom.com, HerschelSupply.com, and the final gallery show. Booooooom and Herschel Supply also reserve the right to not display works submitted to this project for any reason. None of the artwork submitted will be made for sale.