23.10.14 by Jeff

Design a Sticker for Booooooom! We’ll send you 500.

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We’re teaming up with Stickerobot Custom Stickers to run a fun little project. They’ve been a supporter of Booooooom for a long time and have made us a ton of custom printed stickers over the years. We’ve made clear stickers and die cut ones but I’ve kept the actual designs really plain. This is where you guys come in.

This is a call to all you artists and illustrators out there to design us a 3″ x 3″ sticker. It can be whatever you want it just needs to have the word “Booooooom” somewhere in it. This doesn’t necessarily mean we just want you to draw a bunch of cool looking letters, you could though. But you could also draw a dinosaur playing a saxophone at sunset and then in really small letters at the bottom write the word Booooooom. Make whatever you want, in your own style.

You can submit your design by leaving a comment on this post and attaching a small JPG (less than 1 mb) image of your design. Keep a high resolution or vector version of your work handy in case yours is chosen.

We will pick 3 winners and each of you will get 500 stickers of your own design sent to you! We will also get these stickers made for us and the back print on the stickers will have information about you (your name, website, etc) so when we give them to people we will essentially be handing someone your business card! We will not be selling the stickers that you create, this is stuff that we want to be able to give away to people.

I’m excited to see what you guys come up with. Feel free to submit as many designs as you want. The submission period ends November 14th.

 

SUBMIT YOUR STICKER DESIGN IN THE COMMENTS

 

16.09.14 by Jeff

Book Giveaway: Jennilee Marigomen “Window Seat”

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I’m excited for my friend, photographer Jennilee Marigomen, who is set to release her first book entitled “Window Seat” on Friday, September 26th at Make. The delicate images in the book describe a trip to Mexico in a way that only she could. Her work is understated, and I find the quiet beauty she draws out of each little moment intensely personal.

She has kindly offered to give away two signed copies of “Window Seat” to Booooooom readers. What I propose is that you all hop over to her Instagram @jennileem, have a look around, and then come back here and leave a comment about an image from her feed that really speaks to you.

I’ll let her pick a couple winners on the September 25th, the day before her book is released. Have a look at more images of her book below, and remember to leave a comment for a chance to snag a copy.

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08.08.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Giveaway: Sony High-Resolution Bluetooth Headphones

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This week’s giveaway is courtesy of Sony! They sent me out a pair of their latest Bluetooth headphones and there’s nothing basic about these. The headphones are high-resolution compatible meaning they can handle audio files higher quality than mp3 (FLAAC etc), and are wireless (Bluetooth and NFC syncing).

I have two pairs to give away (one for Canada, one for outside of Canada). So if you’d like to snag a pair of these leave a comment below and tell me: What’s the first song/album you’re going to listen to with these headphones? Also, make sure you tell me what city you live in! We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

 

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23.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Art Created From Your DNA

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This week’s giveaway is something completely different; art generated from your very own DNA. Fast Company, and Vice recently wrote about a New York-based company called Genetic Ink offering wall-ready art sequenced from a swab of the cheek. The service is not limited to humans either, DNA from dogs and cats works as well.

I can see this freaking out as many people as it will fascinate. I remember artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg raised eyebrows with her series of 3D faces generated from DNA found on gum, cigarettes, and hair that she picked up off the street.

Generative art based on personal data has to be the most relevant depiction of the times we are living in. This is the age of algorithms, data visualisation, and everything private made public. I would love to see this data interpreted in completely different styles; perhaps less design-y and more painterly. DNA as a Kandinsky painting could be cool.

If you wanna know what you’d look like as a piece of generative art, we’re giving away a personalized print (24×32). What’s the most amazing use of science in art that you’ve seen? Leave a comment with your answer and we’ll pick a winner on Friday, June 6th.

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19.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cut Copy @ Malkin Bowl

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Cut Copy is playing Malkin Bowl here in Vancouver on Friday May 23rd (tickets here), I’ve got a pair of tickets for a Booooooom reader who wants to go! Tell me a useless fact in the comments below, I’ll pick a winner on Thursday!

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02.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Booooooom x ALLYOU

This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of ALLYOU, they provide a quick and easy way to create an online portfolio. I’ve included a few examples of people who are using the site, below.

I have 3 titanium accounts to give away (each valued: $180/year) so if you’re in need of a portfolio leave a comment below describing your work, and include an image of it. We’ll pick 3 winners on May 16th.

 

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Florence Tétier

 

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Katja Alissa Mueller

 

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Nicolas Coulomb

 

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Philipp Groth

 

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THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Diego Mallo, Karol Banach & Jesse Hunniford!

28.04.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Jacquard Loom Woven Afghan Rug by Artist Matt W. Moore

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This week’s giveaway is a beautiful Jacquard Loom woven Afghan rug by Artist Matt W. Moore. This design is called “Chisel” and is part of the artist’s new home decor/furniture brand Core Deco.

The video below shows a couple more of the designs. If you’d like to snag this rug leave a comment below with a useless random fact (the random facts on this post were too good not to do it again). I’ll let Matt pick a winner on Friday.

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13.04.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cecilia Camera Straps

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This week I’m giving away four camera straps courtesy of Cecilia. A little bit about the straps:

“The full-grain leather is selected from premium Argentinian cowhides. The hides are finished in the USA with surface treatments that give the leather its durability. The alpaca textiles are handwoven by weavers in the Peruvian highlands. The backstrap loom weaving techniques and traditional patterns are a heritage of Andean culture. Sourced from mills in the USA, the reinforced webbing runs through the ends of the straps to ensure strength and reliability. The straps are assembled in León, Mexico. We work with some of the most experienced artisans of leather goods to craft a product of The Americas.”

If you’d like to snag one of these camera straps, leave a comment below and upload a photo you have taken recently. I’ll let the folks at Cecilia pick their four favourite images in two weeks (4 different winners).

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Maria Fernanda G, Matt Skuza, Alex Couture & Guilherme Viñas