18.06.14 by Jeff

Herschel Supply and Booooooom: “Drawing On The Past”


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!




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.



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.



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:

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

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



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.



21.05.14 by Jeff

Hannah K. Lee


I love Hannah K. Lee’s type work, and her latest zine “Everyone Else Is Younger And More Talented” is A+. You can snag it here. See more pages from the zine below.

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21.04.14 by Jeff

Music Video: Major Lazer “Aerosol Can” ft. Pharrell Williams

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Not really sure why you would get Mike Giant to draw with markers for a song called “Aerosol Can” but it is an excuse to watch Mike Giant draw with markers. Watch the video for Major Lazer’s “Aerosol Can” featuring Pharrell Williams below.

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26.02.14 by Jeff

“While You Were Steeping” / Geoff McFetridge


I love everything about this little video, watch what Geoff McFetridge does while he waits for his tea to steep. Watch the video below!

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20.02.14 by Staff

Marion Täschler

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Wonderful bike drawings by Marion Täschler. See more below!

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13.01.14 by Jeff

Augustine Kofie


Works by Augustine Kofie, one of the participating artists in this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event next month. More below.

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06.01.14 by Jeff

Video Interview With Artist Andrea Wan On Her First Solo Show in Denmark



Here’s a lovely interview with my friend, Hong Kong-born, Berlin-based, artist Andrea Wan as she prepares for her first solo show, in Denmark. Vancouver really misses you Andrea, me especially.

I love the part where she talks about the improvised stories she used to tell into a tape recorder when she was younger. Things like that can unlock ideas that are buried deep in your subconscious.

My mom kept an old journal of mine from grade 3, and when I found it a few years ago, it was hilarious to see how many of the stories were about someone getting lost. It didn’t matter if it was a boy, a snail, a knight. No matter what happened in the beginning and middle of my stories, somewhere near the end, whoever it was, they got lost. I guess it was my biggest fear at the time.









Andrea Wan’s Website

via: I DO ART

26.11.13 by Jeff

Instagram Takeover: Linsey Levendall

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This week the artist in charge of our Instagram account is Linsey Levendall. He’s currently living in Saskatchewan but originally from South Africa. I didn’t realise until I read his bio that he works closely with The Black Heart Gang. If you don’t know their work, watch “The Tale of How”, I saw them speak at F5 in New York several years ago and was completely blown away.

Linsey’s work was off my radar until recently but he’s quickly become one of my favourite artists. The detail in his work is kinda insane.

Please give him a warm welcome as he posts for the next 7 days. Follow along on our Instagram and make sure you follow his too!