16.11.12 by Jeff

Give Books / Chronicle Giveaway

Chronicle Books + Booooooom / Give Books Giveaway
Last week I got an early Christmas present from my friends at Chronicle Books. They’re starting a holiday campaign called #GiveBooks, and asked if I wanted to pick myself any 10 books from their archives! Lucky me right? Well, lucky you too because I also get to send all 10 books to one of you! How does that sound?

Here are my picks:

“David Choe” by David Choe

Tartine: The Boxed Set

“Imprint” by Daniel Eatock

“Kindling” by James Jean

Masters of Fashion Illustration

“Rift” by James Jean

“Map As Art” by Katharine Harmon

Saul Bass – A Life in Film and Design

100 Years of Fashion Illustration

“Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design” by Michael Bierut

 

So who wants ‘em?

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21.09.12 by Jeff

A Booooooom Birthday!

a booooooom birthday
Two weeks from now my friend Shannon and I will be celebrating our birthdays together! For the third year in a row it will be a Booooooom birthday too so that means you’re all invited to party with us!

RSVP the Facebook event, here.

23.08.12 by Jeff

Sheepdogs / Booooooom x MTV

filming Sheepdogs for next Booooooom x MTV segment!
Filming Sheepdogs in Kensington for next Booooooom x MTV segment.

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.

11.07.12 by Jeff

Booooooom Summer Mix

Total Babes / Booooooom Summer Mix
I have finally finished this year’s summer mix. This took forever, I hope you like it. Please share it with all the good looking people you know. Photo by my friend Sophie Tajan (a total babe).

Stream it and/or download it below!

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22.05.12 by Jeff

Booooooom asks Monstrum

Future of the City

“How can we provide opportunities for kids to make real-life discoveries on their own instead of Googling and Youtubing everything?”

This is the question I posed recently to @smarturbanstage, an online project in which people question the quality of life in their own cities around the world. They found a really cool answer to my question in the form of Monstrum, playground builders from Copenhagen. You can read the article here.

 

facebook.com/smarturbanstage

24.04.12 by Jeff

Booooooom Vimeo Channel

boom vimeo channel
Heads up filmmakers, we now have a Booooooom Vimeo Channel.