24.06.08 by Jeff

Bleeding Through

I have been following the work of Invisible Creature for quite some time now. They sit atop the music packaging/artwork game – stunning photography, pitch-perfect typography, and an endless array of vastly different styles. These guys know how to put together a finished product!

Bleeding Through’s album, The Truth featured some of Creature’s most eye-popping photos, so I was excited when I came across a blog where they revealed their processes for creating them.

First they photographed the band covered in a goo made primarily of chocolate syrup and buckets of red dye. They weren’t too concerned with the color of the goo because they already knew the final product was going to be black and white (I really respect pre-planning like this).

Next they covered styrofoam with the same goo and chunks of animal meat which were also photographed from the same angles as the models (again, this takes pre-planning folks). The last step was simply a matter of compositing the shots of the models and the shots of the meat together – boom – it was done.

Head over to Headbangers Blog for a more detailed walk-through of the artwork!

Then head over to Invisible Creature for some serious inspiration. Warning: You will spend a good hour or so here screen cap’ing their entire portfolio for reference.

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

  • mike

    so damn sick in all senses of the word. haha tight.

  • http://joerooster.wordpress.com/ joeROOSTER

    been following them for a whole minute also. there work is definatly inspiring and they really take album art to a whole nother level.

  • Shinead

    These guys have some great posters!

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    Yea the posters are my favourite work on the site. along with the photo juxtapositions for the Foo Fighters album art.

01.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Elly Liyana Ruslan


Drawings by Thailand-based Singaporean artist Elly Liyana Ruslan, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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Music Video: HVOB “The Anxiety to Please”


Part music video, part art installation, the tracks off HVOB’s latest album are something of a dialogue (or rather a “trialogue”) with Austrian artists Clemens Wolf and lichterloh. Each collaboration operates as a self-contained piece (installation, music, and video), highlighting different materials and their mesmerizing transformations. Check out the captivating experimentations for “The Anxiety to Please” off the album Trialog below!

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Beautiful 1,400 Year-Old Gingko Tree


A 1,400 year-old ginkgo tree at the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China is shedding its leaves again! More unreal photos of this naturally occurring event below!

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




01.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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