29.05.14 by Jeff

POW! WOW! TAIWAN / PART I

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Pow! Wow! Taiwan has officially begun! I’ve been out in Taipei for a week now, and it has quickly become one of my favourite cities (the food miiight have something to do with it). Here’s a quick re-cap of the first couple days. If you want to follow along on Instagram I’m posting to @Booooooom and you can follow @PowWowTaiwan as well.

We started with a tour of all the potential walls in the city (photo above: Madsteez and Brendan Monroe), which was followed by the official opening of the event. Yesterday we had a little rain delay, so most of the artists are getting started today. James Jean, Kristen Farr, and Mr.Ogay were among the artists able to put some work in, and you can see images of their progress at the bottom of this post.

Lots of images below, have a look!

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22.05.14 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Taiwan

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I’m flying to Taipei today, to be a part of Pow! Wow! Taiwan, the first ever Pow! Wow! satellite event. I’ll be out there with many talented friends including Jasper Wong, James Jean, Kamea Hadar, Madsteez, Apex, Aaron De La Cruz, Brendan Monroe, Insa, Rone, Will Barras, Woes, Reach, and many others.

There’s also gonna be a whole bunch of artists I don’t know at all (many of them Taiwan locals): Bobo, Candy Bird, Cherng, Chou Yi, Colasa, Cyh Jayson, Dabs, Debe, Dzus, Easy, FlyFlyFly, Graphic Airlines, Haniboi, Kleos, Kristin Farr, Mr. Ogay, Saym, Seazk, Skewville, Smoky, Sheryo, The Yok, Vita Yang, Xue, and Zishi.

I’ll be posting updates here and covering all the action as it happens on our Instagram @Booooooom. You should also follow @PowWowTaiwan.

02.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Booooooom x ALLYOU

This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of ALLYOU, they provide a quick and easy way to create an online portfolio. I’ve included a few examples of people who are using the site, below.

I have 3 titanium accounts to give away (each valued: $180/year) so if you’re in need of a portfolio leave a comment below describing your work, and include an image of it. We’ll pick 3 winners on May 16th.

 

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Florence Tétier

 

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Katja Alissa Mueller

 

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Nicolas Coulomb

 

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Philipp Groth

 

LEAVE A COMMENT / SHARE YOUR WORK

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Diego Mallo, Karol Banach & Jesse Hunniford!

29.04.14 by Jeff

Booooooom x ???????

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In my big year-end post in December I said “These past five years, all of it, it’s all still the beginning. It would be really dumb to be satisfied with the beginning.” I set really big goals for myself for this year.

I’ve got something big to announce very soon (I’ve been hinting about it on my Instagram), it involves friends of mine and their brand, also based right here in Vancouver (you may be able to guess). This is the first of several projects that have been a little while in the making. I’m excited to tell you about this one. Stay tuned.

 

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04.02.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / February

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First of all, thanks for all your submissions to the January Submissions post last month, I’m still finding really great stuff in there. Thanks also for continuing to encourage the submitters with your comments and for upvoting all the work you like.

This is the February Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of February. The comments are enabled to allow images 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.

 

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

 

 

04.02.14 by Jeff

Etsy x Virb x Booooooom

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My friends at Etsy and Virb have joined forces to hook you up with a pretty sweet creative business package. Virb now allows you to integrate your Etsy shop into your own website instantly, so you can create your own website and take full advantage of Etsy’s marketplace really easily.

From now until February 28th if you open an Etsy shop using the promo code: BOOOOOOOM you’ll receive 20 free listings and 50% off  your first 6 months of Virb. Head over here.

One lucky winner will also get a $100 Etsy gift card and a free Virb site for life – by redeeming the promo code, you are automatically entered to win!

I’ve attached a couple example shops below.

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29.01.14 by Jeff

Booooooom x Flexfit: “All In A Day’s Work”

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Some time last year I approached hat manufacturer, Flexfit, about making some products for Booooooom. After meeting with them I realized that making a hat was just one of several projects I wanted to do together.

In the fall I collaborated with them, and their parent company Yupoong, to make a short piece about their factory in Vietnam. This is where they produce hats for many of the largest lifestyle brands, and where they will be making some special things for Booooooom. I expressed interest in shooting a portrait of the people who actually make the hats rather than focus on the factory itself, and they were excited about this idea.

They gave us complete access to their facility, which had previously never allowed any cameras. I’m sure there are companies out there who would be reluctant to show this side of their operations but Yupoong is proud of their efforts towards fair working conditions.

This is a portrait of some inspiring people we met in Vietnam. People who dream about the same things we do, while they’re working, playing soccer, or singing karaoke.

Enjoy. (Go full screen if you’re computer can handle it)

 

I directed this video with my talented friend Liam Mitchell, and with the enormous help of our friend Dave Ehrenreich. It was an adventure shooting this piece renegade-style in a place none of us knew. The music is by a band that more people should know about, called Programm.

Over the course of this next year I’ll be working with Flexfit to produce, among other things, a whole series of art-focused videos. I can’t wait to show you what’s next.

 

 

21.01.14 by Jeff

#FriendlyGangSigns / Gallery of Submissions

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Last week we launched an Instagram project #FriendlyGangSigns. If you are only finding out about this now you can still get involved, get the full instructions here.

On Friday I’ll add any submissions that come in this week and pick a couple winners who will each win the entire set of tees I made for Aritzia.

*It’s impossible to pick just two winners buut I must so, the winners of the t-shirts are @corrugatedcut (for more than one brilliant submission) and @lisa_littleflower.

Enjoy all the submissions below:

 

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@jeffhamada

 

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@henrybae

 

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@a_nnnn_a

 

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@lindseykemp

 

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@choplogik

 

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@papipong

 

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@natehutty

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