12.05.08 by Jeff

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I need this book. Translating Hollywood is a new book coming out by Sam Sarowitz. The book focuses on interesting and downright bizarre foreign movie posters for American films. I found this superb Japanese poster for Army of Darkness from the book, over at Posterwire. Only some crazy Japanese person would add those soup cans in there, a pun so bad that it borders on genius. (Click the image for the full size!)

The Aqua Teen Hunger Force version of the same poster as well as a comparison of the U.S. and Polish versions of a poster for Tootsie after the jump…

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Polish Tootsie poster VS U.S. Tootsie poster (the Polish one looks more like my friday night!)













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.







26.06.16 by Staff

Gold-Fused Sculptures Made From Remnants of Shattered Porcelain

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According to Korean tradition, artisans have a habit of destroying and discarding imperfect pieces. Since 2001 Korean artist Yeesookyung has taken these porcelain fragments, creating beautiful, imperfect sculptures by fusing them with gold leaf in the Japanese tradition of kintsugi. See more images from “Translated Vase” below.

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24.06.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Quentin Shih

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Photos by Quentin Shih, who splits time between New York, Paris, and Beijing. More images below.

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24.06.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Peter Wileman

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Paintings by Peter Wileman. More images below.

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24.06.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Julien Mauve

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Another fantastic narrative series by Paris-based photographer Julien Mauve (click here for previous posts). More images from “After Lights Out” below.

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24.06.16 by Staff

Drones Capture Disparity Between Rich and Poor in South Africa

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Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller reveals distinct lines between rich and poor in a striking (and unsettling) series of photographs. Taken using drones, the aerial perspective presents the harsh reality of past Apartheid policies and the continued disparity in a way that can’t be ignored. Check out more images from “Unequal Scenes” below.

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