13.03.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: Come to our Pencil Party at Collage Collage on Saturday!


Thank you, thank you, thank you, to each and every one of you for sending in pencils to be part of our project with Tangible Interaction! Next week we fly out to Barcelona for the Internet Age Media festival and we’ll be using hundreds and hundreds of your pencils, mailed in from around the world, to build a sculpture out there. Stay tuned for updates!

Heads up for those in Vancouver! Tomorrow (Saturday March 14th) 2pm-4pm, we will be at Collage Collage (621 Kingsway) making pencils and you’re all invited! Kids, adults, and everyone in between! We will have pencils and art supplies there so you can just show up! It’s FREE. Come hang!

04.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Project: Make Pencil art at the Juice Truck


Today from 11am to 2pm I’ll be at the Juice Truck shop (5th and Ontario) decorating pencils with anyone who wants to join me! Feel free to bring a pencil and art supplies or just show up without anything as I’ll have a ton of pencils, felts, paint, xacto blades, wood burners – whatever you want.

FYI – Anyone who mails pencils this week is eligible to snag one of three copies of the first-ever Booooooom book (I was given a few advanced copies, the book comes out in a couple months)! Include your mailing address when you email in your photo.



If you haven’t heard, we’re working with Tangible Interaction to build a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for the IAM INTERNET festival. We’re using 3D-printed connectors to build a sculpture out of pencils mailed in from around the world. We want you to be a part of it!

1. Get a new or used pencil. The pencil can be round or hexagonal but should be standard width (if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors) .

2. Use felts, paint, x-acto knife, whatever you want to decorate/personalize it. Include your name and city somewhere on it.

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil. This part is optional but we would love to have a gallery of portraits of all the contributors.

4. Email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your name and full mailing address (if you wanna be eligible to snag a book).

5. Mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) to:

Tangible Interaction
304 – 1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2H2


Imperfect Future
Attn: Andres Colmenares
Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 37
6-3. 08022, Barcelona, Spain


Deadline for pencils is March 16th.



07.08.14 by Jeff

Paul White


Some recent coloured pencil drawings by Melbourne-based artist Paul White. See more below.

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16.07.14 by Jeff

Vases Created from Hundreds of Pencils by Studio Markunpoika




Studio Markunpoika (Tuomas Markun Poika) is producing vases made out of hundreds of pencils in a series called “Amalgamated”. The writing utensils are treated as raw materials, glued together, and shaped with a lathe. There is something so satisfying about watching the video below!

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20.02.14 by Staff

Camille Smithwick

pencil illustrations by Camille Smithwick

Drawings by Camille Smithwick. More below.

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03.02.14 by Jeff

Zachari Logan


Pencil and pastel drawings by Zachari Logan. More below.

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03.07.13 by Jeff

Susan Rotondo

Pencil drawings by artist Susan Rotondo
Pencil drawings by Susan Rotondo. Submitted via Tumblr.

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03.01.13 by Jeff

Palomino Blackwing / Giveaway

Palomino Blackwing Pencil Giveaway
Thanks to the folks at Pencils.com I’ve got a beautiful set of Palomino Blackwing pencils, a sharpener, and a notebook to giveaway. Who wants ’em?

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