Hello my friends, I’m excited to announce the start of something new! Today we launch our Booooooom Shop which will feature exclusive items from time to time.
We’re kicking things off with a t-shirt designed for us by emerging Japanese illustrator Wakana Yamazaki. We wanted to pick someone who wasn’t very well known (this will be one of the themes of the shop) and someone whose work looks like it came from another planet. Her style is so original – never seen anything like it.
The t-shirt is $25 and only available as a pre-order until Thursday June 4th 11:59 PST. It will never be sold again.
One of our goals is to release limited edition products but also allow for everyone who wants them to have them. In essence these products will be both limited and unlimited. So if you want this piece of history, the first-ever Booooooom Artist Series t-shirt, this is your chance.
Justin Longoz wants everyone to know Vancouver is shaped like a giant thumbs up (it actually is). He made these shirts to raise money for Megaphone Magazine, Vancouver’s non-profit street paper based in the Downtown Eastside. Megaphone is sold on the street by homeless and low-income Vancouverites, giving them a voice and an economic opportunity. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the magazine.
Justin has given me two t-shirts to give away! Leave a comment below and tell me which part of the city is the best! I’ll pick a winner on Friday! You should also buy a shirt to support the cause, and if you win one give it to a friend!
Best comeback award goes to Marc Jacobs. Immediately after graf artist Kidult painted on Marc Jacob’s SOHO boutique, Jacobs had the building photographed and turned the image into a shirt. He tweeted: “Available now for $689. Signed by the artist, $680”. The New York Observer confirmed that the t-shirt is in the front window and is for sale!
Weird news of the day: Disney is actually selling a Mickey Mouse t-shirt inspired by Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album, via their Disney Store. Are they pandering to hipster parents at the cost of their brand image? Is there a negative to associating Mickey with a band, whose name is a reference to sex slaves in concentration camps, and a lead singer who committed suicide? The shirts have all sold out.