23.12.13 by Jeff

Most Active Readers on Booooooom

creativeblock

 

This is a special message for the Booooooom readers out there who really make running this site a lot of fun. These people regularly post encouraging comments to artists and make an extra effort to engage with each other.  Each month there are literally hundreds of thousands of people lurking around on this site anonymously, which is great, but I created this site to get to know people.

I reached out to Chronicle Books with the idea to reward our most active commenters, and they happily allowed me pick out a book from their catalog to send as a gift.

 

booooooom top comments readers

 

The 18 readers listed above have left the most comments since we switched to our new commenting system. Thank you so much for helping me create a real community here. Each one of you will receive a copy of Danielle Krysa’s new book “Creative Block” when it ships in February.

Danielle runs a site called The Jealous Curator and I chose her book because I’m also working on a project about pushing through creative blocks.

I appreciate it when people get actively involved, and do it and for no other reason than to connect with others. If you have any suggestions for growing the community aspects of Booooooom this next year, please leave a comment or tweet your ideas to me.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

-Jeff

 

 

24.09.13 by Jeff

Pendleton Notebooks Giveaway

pendleton notebooks chronicle books giveaway

This week’s giveaway is a collection of Pendleton notebooks, courtesy of Chronicle Books. If you wanna snag the set, leave a comment below with a short journal entry about your day. We’ll pick a winner on Friday.

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05.02.13 by Jeff

Remake Project Book!

We're making a book!

In case you missed it before, we are working with Chronicle Books to turn our Remake Project into our first-ever Booooooom book. We are extending the deadline for submission to February 22nd, after that the submission period will be closed.

If you want to submit your remake get full info: HERE.

13.12.12 by Jeff

First-Ever Booooooom Book!

We're making a book!

 

Hello friends!

Allow me to be the first to tell you that I am beginning work on the first-ever Booooooom book! The best part of it is that it’s gonna be published by one of my favourite publishers, Chronicle Books!

Chronicle Books has approached me to turn our Remake Project into a book. If you missed it, this was the project where we had everyone remaking masterworks of art as photographs.

The project was shared by hundreds of blogs and major news outlets including Huffington Post, Yahoo News, AOL, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The MOMA, The Guardian (two different articles), Reader’s Digest, you get the idea. It was HUGE.

So what I want to do is turn all of your amazing submissions into an incredible art book. It is not gonna be cheap to produce this thing, doing this the right way means getting the image rights to reproduce all the classic works. Hopefully we will be able to secure the rights to 50 classic works.

As a contributor to this book you won’t be paid but you will receive two copies of the finished book. At the end of the day, the point of the book is for more people to see the amazing things you created. I also think it will just be cool to have this book as a piece of history – art history – and also Booooooom history.

If you would like to be considered for the book I would love it if you submitted! If you already made work that was featured in our gallery please re-submit it. If you are just hearing about this project for the first time and want to make something, you have until the end of January to submit work.

What I need from you is a signed release saying that we have permission to print your Remake in the book, as well as the highest resolution image that you have of your work.

 

1. Download the release form: here

2. Email the form and high resolution artwork with the subject line “REMAKE SUBMISSION” to: projects@booooooom.com.

Please include the following details:

YOUR NAME:

THE NAME OF ORIGINAL ARTIST:

TITLE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK:

*In order to be published in the book the artwork needs to be as high resolution as possible. If the work is too big to email, please use a service such as WeTransfer.

 

We will notify you if your work has been selected for the book! Thank you all for being a part of this, I’m really excited to take it further than I’ve ever taken any of the projects.

Stoked for this!

-Jeff

23.11.12 by Jeff

The Where, The Why, and The How

The Where, The Why, and The How: 75 Artists Illustrate Wondrous Mysteries of Science
Lovin’ this book! Art and science together, and not just boring old encyclopedia art! There’s illustrations by 75 artists, many of whom I’ve featured like Jon Klassen, Jacob Magraw, Matt Leines, Patrick KyleCamilla Engman, Gemma Correll, Jeremyville, you get the idea.

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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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31.08.12 by Jeff

100k Giveaway

Last week our Facebook Page hit 100,000! If it’s alright with you I’d like to celebrate this milestone with a whole bunch of giveaways! Thanks for hanging around on Booooooom every day, thanks for getting involved in the projects, and thanks for sending me all your friendly tweets and emails!

Huge thank you to everyone who made these giveaways possible: Herschel, Virb, Chronicle Books, HelloVon, and Furni.

Here’s what’s up for grabs:

herschel back packs

2 Little America Back Packs (Washed Red) courtesy of Herschel.

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27.12.11 by Jeff

Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works by Chronicle Books

Yoshitomo Nara The Complete Works by Chronicle Books
Chronicle Books just sent over Yoshitomo Nara: The Complete Works and it is INSANE. The set contains two massive 400-page hardcover books (I put my phone in there for scale, I believe the books are 9×12?) and features more than 4,500 works spanning Nara’s entire career.

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