02.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Project: Pencil Submissions!

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Thank you to everyone who has already sent in pencils to our latest project! We’ve got so many already! Pencils are coming in from all over North America, UK, Asia, Australia, Brazil, even Sri Lanka – it’s amazing!

If you haven’t heard we are 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 CITY.

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

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

OR

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

 

Deadline for pencils is March 16th.

 

 

09.02.15 by Jeff

New Booooooom Project: LINE SEGMENTS

I’m excited to announce Booooooom’s next open collaborative art project is a partnership with Vancouver-based interactive studio Tangible Interaction, and will result in an installation in Spain!

We are calling this piece LINE SEGMENTS.

In March, I’m heading to Barcelona for a creative conference called Internet Age Media Weekend where I will be speaking alongside people from It’s Nice That, Nowness, Google, Nike, Creative Applications, Vimeo, and many others. Alex, from Tangible Interaction, and I wanna build a sculpture there – with your help! This is an open call to all Booooooom readers, and people all over the world!

If you would like to be an integral part of this project, we are asking for pencils! Specifically, a pencil with your name and city written somewhere on it, and a photo of your holding your pencil.

We are 3D-printing special connectors (3 kinds) that will allow visitors to the gallery space in Barcelona to use pencils to build an abstract sculpture.

Our vision for this project is to allow the visitors to decide what form our sculpture takes. The connectors we have built will allow the pencils to connect to one another in an infinite number of variations, creating an organic, web-like shape. We thought it would be fun to kinda flip the idea of pencils; rather than producing lines, the pencils will actually be the lines.

Ultimately, the piece is about connecting people all over the world, using the simplest tool for art-making. Watch the video above to get a better idea what this will look like!

After our week-long residency is over the sculpture will be dismantled and all the pencils will be donated to an art-related program in Barcelona.

We would love to have as many people involved as possible so please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested!

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

1. Send a standard size new or used pencil (you can send in as many as you like). The pencil can be round or hexagonal but if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors.

2. Write your name and city somewhere on your pencil and decorate/personalize it. Use felts, paint, carve a design into it, whatever you want to make your pencil stand out!

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil, before you mail it in. We want to have a slideshow of every person who contributed a pencil to our project projected in the gallery space alongside the ever-changing sculpture. If you’re a shy person you can always use the pencil to obscure your eyes or face; we really want to encourage you to send in a photo of yourself. It will be amazing to see all the different people that helped create the sculpture.

4. Please email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your NAME and CITY in all capital letters.

5. Please mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) you have two options to send:

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

OR

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

If you live in Barcelona, we encourage you to bring a pencil to the gallery space with you and add it to the sculpture yourself! Internet Age Media Weekend tickets are available here (100€ discount code for Booooooom readers is: P3NC1LS).

We will be shooting a week-long time-lapse of the sculpture as it grows and changes shape, so everyone will be able to see what their pencils became. I hope you guys will join in on the fun! We can’t do this without you!

12.12.14 by Jeff

The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut

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The Andy Warhol Art Exchange by Absolut is an online project asking people from all around the globe to create and exchange digital art. All of the participants will exchange art with another randomly selected creator, and one lucky winner will receive an original photograph shot by Andy Warhol himself!

Participants can submit any digital image file, including images from Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, or create new works of art using the custom tools on the Art Exchange website. Absolut hopes this will be the world’s largest art exchange, taking a page out of Andy Warhol’s inclusive approach to art.

The next art exchange is scheduled for December 31st. Watch the video below.

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17.11.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Sticker Project: Winners!

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Submission by Ghosttthead

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Submission by Evan Weinstein

 

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Submission by Sam Octigan

 

Our sticker project with Stickerobot Custom Stickers has come to an end! There were so many fantastic submissions it was really difficult (impossible) to choose just 3 winners. We really wanted to reward people who created things specifically for this project and also took into consideration what would print well as an actual sticker.

Here are the 3 sticker designs we chose! Each of you will receive 500 of your sticker back printed with a blurb about you and your contact information. We won’t be selling your designs, we will be giving them away to people, these are meant to be a fun way for us to promote you!

Thank you, once again, for all the incredible submissions! You can see them all here.

Just a reminder that our friends at Sticker Robot are currently offering 500 free stickers on every white vinyl sticker order of 1,000. There’s no limit so say you order 10,000 you’ll get 15,000. The offer is vaild until November 30th.

07.11.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Sticker Project

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Two weeks ago we launched a vinyl sticker project with Stickerobot Custom Stickers, an early supporter of Booooooom. If you missed the instructions, it’s really simple: Create a sticker with the word Booooooom incorporated in it (even if its extremely tiny) and submit it here.

We’ll be picking 3 designs and sending each person 500 of the stickers. We won’t be selling your designs, we will be giving them away to people at events, and they’ll all be back printed with your contact info. It’s meant to be a fun way for us to promote you!

There have been so many great designs submitted so far, I particularly like this one above designed by illustrator Lauren YS. There’s one more week left to submit!

 

SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN HERE

 

Having said all that, you may not interested in making a sticker for us, and may want to just make your own. If that’s the case, a little heads up that Sticker Robot is currently offering 500 free stickers on every white vinyl sticker order of 1,000. There’s no limit so say you order 10,000 you’ll get 15,000. The offer is vaild until November 30th.

 

08.10.14 by Jeff

Spira: An Inductive iPhone Charger and Clock by Design Student Alice Robbiani

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Spira is a diploma project by Alice Robbiani, an interactive design student at the University of Contemporary Design and Applied Arts (ÉCAL). The magnetic docking station restores power to the iPhone through inductive charging and turns the mobile device into a wall clock. Watch the video below.

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18.06.14 by Jeff

Herschel Supply and Booooooom: “Drawing On The Past”

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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.

 

 

10.02.14 by Jeff

“Love From Hawaii” Free Encouragement Project

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If you’ve been following along on Instagram you already know that I’m in Honolulu right now for this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. The last two years I painted murals, but this year I wanted my contribution to be a little different.

This year I want to include people who can’t physically come to Hawaii so I’m launching a free encouragement project. It’s really simple, if you’re in need of some encouragement ask for it in the comments below.

Tell me why you need the encouragement, be specific, and include your mailing address. I’ll be walking around Hawaii this week meeting people and asking them to write some words of encouragement on postcards, in response to the comments on this post.

 

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The first 100 messages will be written on a set of beautiful postcards given to me by my friend James Jean. If you’re interested the set will be released by Chronicle Books on February 25th. At the end of the week I will mail out all the postcards.

I’m not sure how many people will actually ask for free encouragement but if I get through the first 100 I’ll buy more postcards and continue on. So who wants some free encouragement?

 

REQUEST SOME FREE ENCOURAGEMENT