24.09.14 by Jeff

Booooooom x Herschel Supply: “Drawing On The Past” Gallery Show

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I’m excited to finally announce our “Drawing On The Past” project with Herschel Supply will end in style next Thursday, October 2nd, with a gallery show at Burrard Arts Foundation (108 East Broadway). We will be packing in as many of the incredible submissions as we can fit. The show will run until October 5th. Beverages will be provided by Vancouver Urban Winery and Postmark Brewing.

If you plan to attend please RSVP the Eventbrite HERE. We may get really busy so there may be a line at some point during the night. If you’re on the list you’ll have an easier time getting in.

I also want to officially announce the winners of the very special Booooooom x Herschel Supply bags. Congratulations to the three on the flyer above: Lucy Drury, Maria Nguyen, and Mallory Lucille Rose. I know I said there’d be three winners but I actually picked a fourth winner, Rachel Hines. Her submission below is maybe my favourite of the entire project. There were many beautifully rendered portraits of people, places, and things but I was struck by the small moment that Rachel described. This is what a drawing made of honest lines looks like:

 

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Thank you to everyone who submitted a drawing and shared a story. It’s going to be a really amazing show, we’re displaying all the drawings on custom made clipboards. I hope to see lots of you there! Following the show I will post an online gallery of all the digital submissions we received so stay tuned for that as well.

Once again, if you wanna come to the gallery show next Thursday, 6PM, October 2nd, please RSVP the Eventbrite HERE.

 

Herschel Supply on Instagram

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Booooooom on Instagram

01.09.14 by Jeff

Booooooom x The Juice Truck: Summer Ender Party

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I’m excited to announce that I’ve teamed up with The Juice Truck to create the first-ever Booooooom cold-pressed juice! We’ve called it “Brain On” because it’s designed to help your brain function, and you can come try it at our Summer Ender party! It’s this Thursday, and you’re all invited!
 
 

Booooooom x The Juice Truck “Summer Ender” Party

When: Thursday September 4th – 7pm till late

Where: The Juice Truck Cafe – 28 West 5th

 
 
There will be juice, beers, music, fun brain testing games, and lots of prizes to be won (including a couple of the last remaining Booooooom x Herschel bags). Hope you can come hang with us it’s gonna be a fun party! I’d love to meet you if we haven’t already met!

If you’re unable to make it, the Booooooom “Brain On” juice will be available at The Juice Truck for the entire month following our party.
 
 

29.08.14 by Jeff

Incredible Re-arranged Photographs by Vancouver-based Artist Ed Spence

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Vancouver-based artist Ed Spence is making some of my favourite work right now. I dropped by his studio a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t leave without buying a piece. Let me explain to you what you’re looking at.

Ed takes a photograph of a crumpled piece of reflective paper. Then he prints the image and cuts out a section of it using a blade. He carefully cuts up the section into small “pixels” and re-arranges them based on colour. So if you were to run your hand along the finished photograph you would feel the texture of the cut pieces.

You kinda have to see these in person to really get the full effect. Really fantastic stuff! Lots more images below. The one I bought is the next one down.

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26.08.14 by Jeff

Os Gemeos Paint 6 Silos in Vancouver: Duo’s Largest Mural to Date, First in Canada

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The Brazilian twin duo known as Os Gemeos are leaving a beautiful mark on Vancouver, painting six industrial Ocean Concrete silos next to the art school I graduated from. The finished mural will measure a total of 7200 square meters (23,500 square feet) making it the pairs’ largest mural to date (and their first in Canada).

The project is part of the Vancouver Biennale which has just launched an IndieGoGo to raise money to pay for the public art. The artists have donated their time, and all money raised will go towards paying for the materials and trip expenses for the artists.

I’m happy to see our city of glass finally getting some much needed colour! If you live in Vancouver, and you want to see more things like this, consider giving a few dollars to the IndieGoGo: HERE.

More process images of the artwork below!

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07.08.14 by Jeff

Janice Wu

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Gouache drawings by Vancouver-based artist/illustrator, Janice Wu. I previously featured her here and she remains one of my absolute favourites. See more of her work below.

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07.07.14 by Jeff

Adam Lupton

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This Friday, July 11th, artist Adam Lupton is doing something here in Vancouver I’ve never really seen before; he’s having two solo painting shows open at two different galleries. Positive Negative will host his show “What’s In Store For Me In The Direction I Don’t Take?” and right around the corner Gam Gallery will host his other show “Not Everything That Goes Around Comes Back Around”.

Take a look at a selection of work from both shows below.

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25.06.14 by Jeff

Sofia Nielsen

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Paintings by artist Sofia Nielsen. Vancouver, BC. More below.

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12.06.14 by Jeff

“Dossier Sac” by Knauf and Brown

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Vancouver-based designers, Knauf and Brown, have just released a new product called the “Dossier Sac”. In the same way they updated the classic folding chair with their “Profile Chair” Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have breathed new life into a simple drawstring bag.

The Dossier features a main body of 3mm black Horween leather, with ballistic nylon drawstring closure. The handle/strap is made from a single piece of black static climbing rope that passes through a small 5mm vegetable tan leather loop.

More images below (photos by photographer Jennilee Marigomen).

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