25.06.08 by Jeff

No Stress – Justice Parody!

I am quite jaded when it comes to parody music videos – but this one is as good as it gets. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have already seen the sensational video for Justice’s latest single, Stress (I posted about it awhile ago). The hoodlums’ violence in the video was controversial to some but it was exactly the type of hardcore attitude that begged to be parodied. Without further ado I present to you, Justesse – No Stress directed by Thomas Vandenberghe (according to Antville and Youtube) and produced by Charles Villeneuve:

The firecracker part is hilarious!

And if you never saw the original video Stress:













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



  • helly

    I just finish reading an essay by Andrew Hussey in Granta about Paris’ troubled banlieue. http://www.granta.com/Online-Only/The-Paris-Intifada

    The disconnect between the city and these suburbs/ghettos seems to be widening, and quite hopeless. Interesting read and it gives you a bit of understanding why these “hardcore” behaviors are so prominent. I know conservative France is pissed about this video as it again shows the country has some shit to sort out. I think it’s good for Justice to bring this subject out, and have people aware of it.

  • the link to the article is broken (on the actual site) but i remember seeing these photos or ones like them. yea im not so sure the Justice video is really a positive thing in terms of bringing light to it though – it kinda glorifies it – people watch it and just think it’s a cool video, and if the intent was to enlighten people about this widening gap i don’t think it’s successful.

  • helly

    You are right the video itself is not “solving” the problem, but it’s at least creating dialogues between people. Just like here.





30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lotta Hannerz

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A selection of paintings by artist Lotta Hannerz. More images below.

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30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Dominic Wilcox Creates Art Exhibition Specifically For Dogs

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London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.

Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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30.08.16 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!

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Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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30.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alex Jenkins

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A bunch of terrific work by London-based illustrator Alex Jenkins. More images below.

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29.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: David Jien

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A selection of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist David Jien. More images below.

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