22.06.11 by Jeff

Winnie Truong / Interview

Say hello to Winnie Truong! She is one of the four Canadian artists who created work for our “Afterlife” project with Poketo.

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WINNIE TRUONG INTERVIEW

Interview with Toronto-based Canadian artist Winnie Truong

If I could only eat a breakfast, a lunch, and a dinner in Toronto where should I go?

I’d urge you to go to Saving Grace in Little Portugal and brave the wait for breakfast, brunch and lunch, it’s just that good there. Dinner is a two-parter: you should go to Mandarin at Yonge and Eglinton and gorge yourself on all-you-can-eat chinese food, then head a block up the street to the movie theatre (half price on tuesdays) and enjoy that hard-earned food coma.

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20.06.11 by Jeff

The “Before Life” Project

Last week we announced the “After Life” series, our collaboration with Poketo. This week I am excited to announce the “Before Life” project!

This is a chance for you to design a wallet and add your name to the impressive list of artists who have worked with Poketo! An open call for submissions like this is a first for them and we’re happy to be a part of it!

Booooooom x Poketo The Before Life Series Project

So here’s what you have to do (READ CAREFULLY):

1. CREATE! Design what you think “Before Life” was like. What did the world look like before we all got here? Did it have a lot of color? Did it ooze with neon? Did that primordial sludge really look quite handsome? You let us know!

2. DESIGN! Your design must be 300 DPI, 8.75″ width x 4″ height. But, DO NOT submit the hi resolution version. Make a low resolution version JPEG(no more than 1MB) for submission. If your design wins the contest, you will need to send us the hi resolution version later.

3. SUBMIT! Post your low resolution submission on Poketo’s Facebook Wall. Multiple submissions per artist are allowed. In the post title, write “Poketo x Booooooom Wallet Contest”. You have until July 3, 2011 to post your designs!

4. VOTE! We’ll post a gallery of selected submissions on Booooooom’s Facebook Wall and let you guys vote and help decide which design gets the top prize.

5. THE PRIZE! Winner will be announced on July 12, 2011. Poketo will produce 50 pieces of the winning design to be sold alongside the works of 200 other international artists on poketo.com. On top of props from both Booooooom and Poketo, the winner also gets 20 of the 50 limited edition wallets to keep. How’s that for bragging rights?

Don’t forget: Deadline for submissions is July 3, 2011. Post your wallet design on facebook.com/poketo. If you have any questions, post a comment here. Good luck and happy designing!

17.06.11 by Jeff

Andrea Wan / Interview

Say hello to Andrea Wan! She is one of the four Canadian artists who created work for our “Afterlife” project with Poketo.

 

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ANDREA WAN INTERVIEW

 

Booooooom x Poketo Afterlife Series Interview with artist Andrea Wan

Hello Andrea, where are you right now?

I’m sitting in front of my glowing rectangle at my semi-messy desk.

You and I both got our degrees studying film at Emily Carr and I’m doing nothing film related at the moment, do you have plans to make a film? Maybe an animation?

I don’t have plans to make a film at the moment but I’m open to working with all kinds of mediums and projects. I have a lot of respect for filmmakers, because I understand how difficult and time consuming it can be. Making another animated film would be fun, but it would be even nicer if I have someone to help me on the actual animation part!

I loved that animation you made in school! I guess I asked because when I look at your drawings now I like to imagine what sounds would accompany them.

I’ve never heard anyone say that about my drawings before but that’s an interesting way to look at it! I think if my characters have sounds they’d whisper… with their voices overpowered by the sound of the landscapes.

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14.06.11 by Jeff

Mike Mills / Book Giveaway

I just got a copy of Mike Mills’ new book that accompanies his latest film “Beginners”. I’m gonna give away another copy of the book to you, as well as a digital download of the film soundtrack!

Drawings from the film Beginners by Mike Mills Book Giveaway Booooooom
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13.06.11 by Jeff

Booooooom x Poketo

It’s been hard to keep this a secret, but it is a secret no more! I have joined forces with my friends at Poketo to release a collection of wallets designed by four Canadian artists!

Booooooom x Poketo collaboration Afterlife Wallet Series

Several months ago I asked Andrea Wan, Winnie Truong, Josh Holinaty, and Howie Tsui to each create images based on their interpretation of the “After Life”. What happens to us after we die?

Over the next couple weeks I will be posting an interview with each artist to give you some more insight into their work and will end each interview by giving away one of our wallets!

If you’d like to purchase a wallet (or four) jump over here.

Take a closer look at the wallets below!

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30.05.11 by Jeff

Kozyndan Jigsaw Puzzle Giveaway!

My friends at Artifact Puzzles have hooked me up with this beautiful wooden jigsaw puzzle by Kozyndan, and I’d like to give it to one of you! Who wants it?

Booooooom x Artifact Puzzles Kozyndan Bunny Blossoms giveaway
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13.05.11 by Jeff

The Impossible Project / Giveaway

Polaroid announced that it would stop producing instant film in 2008, and if it wasn’t for 10 former Polaroid employees and The Impossible Project the story would have ended there. Amazingly the small team was able to save instant film from extinction by creating a new instant film! The best part is they’ve given me a beautiful camera and two packs of film to give away to you guys. So who wants it?

The Impossible Project / Polaroid Camera and Film Giveaway

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