18.06.14 by Jeff

Herschel Supply and Booooooom: “Drawing On The Past”

herschelsupply-booooooom

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!

 

 

THE BAGS

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.

 

THE PROJECT

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.

 

THE INSTRUCTIONS

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: projects@booooooom.com 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:

Booooooom
Suite 357 – 2416 Main St.
Vancouver, BC, V5T3E2

5. Share your work on Instagram and use the hashtag #drawingonthepast

 

THE TERMS

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.

 

 

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Erosie

erosie pattern formation
In my opinion, a good project allows people of all skill levels to participate and produces something worth looking at. Sometimes it’s tricky to do both. Erosie’s recent murals in Osaka Japan do both beautifully. By using paper to mask certain areas, he was able to have kids contribute in a way that was structured but also completely unstructured. I love this idea, take a look below!

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Small Victories / Update

I never thought I’d see the day I’d get more snail mail than email!

small victories envelopes mail art photography

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Fairy Tale

The Fairy Tale project was started a few months ago by Gabrielius Mackevičius and Nerijus Rimkus. Artists add to an on-going fairy tale, supplying a new paragraph and an illustration. It is updated every few weeks and the story heads in a different direction each time. My friend Andrea Wan just added her part of the story!

fairy tale blog illustration drawing story collaborative project
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Project #7 – Submissions pt. 2

Submissions to Project #7 – Alter a Magazine! continue to roll in. Feel free to get involved! Hit that link for the instructions and upload form. Click here to see the first set of submissions.

alter a magazine project 7 submission project booooooom

Ian Caulkett

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03.03.09 by Jeff

Project #7 – Submissions!

Here are the submissions to Project #7 – Alter a Magazine! There are more to be put up, and I will add them as quick as I can. Feel free to get involved! Hit that link above for the instructions and upload form.

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24.02.09 by Jeff

Project #7 – Alter a magazine!

Here is Booooooom Project #7! Alter a magazine cover! Find a magazine cover (a person’s face is a great starting point). Alter the image using pen, pencils, paint, scissors, whatever! Take a photo of your creation! No digital work – get off your computer! This took me 2 minutes, you can will do a better job!

booooooom project 7 alter a magazine cover

Upload your photo using the form below!

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21.11.08 by Jeff

Christmas by Colour

Christmas by Colour is a great little project (not for profit) – in an attempt to portray the real Christmas colour spectrum you are invited to submit your own colour chip along with its personal meaning! The best entries will be made into A1 size posters!

Here’s a few examples that have been submitted so far:

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