08.07.08 by Jeff

Philip Glass for Sesame Street

More proof that Sesame Street (the original series) was the greatest show EVER. In 1979, famed-composer Philip Glass wrote a series of pieces for the show called “Geometry of Circles”.

Kids these days aren’t getting the visual education they need! So many of today’s designers were being taught design principles at an early age by shows like Sesame Street.

Another great clip – Counting up to 20 – You never see psychedelic animation like this on kids shows today.













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



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  • psychedelic indeed! no wonder kids used to watch a lot of sesame street!

  • yea haha – i am really hoping they put out full seasons on dvd i would buy them all in a heartbeat

  • Amazing!! I grew up watching Sesame Street and while I knew it was fantastic, I never realized how it may have subconsciously informed my design sense.

  • Tracy

    Oh my goodness!!! I had forgotten those clips but when they started playing I immediately remembered everything about them. These things stay in your subconscious and I definitely think Sesame Street of yesteryear was way better than what they are showing kids now.

  • Yeah I almost want to start a petition to bring back the original series!

  • For MY sake! haha

  • I remember watching this when I was a kid… :)
    @Tracy, I totally agree.





26.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara Photographs The Same Locations Repeatedly Over 40 Years

No heat, landlord in front of New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015

 

Photographer Camilo José Vergara has committed more than four decades of his life to his photographic archive project “Tracking Time”. Year after year he has returned to poor, minority communities around the United States to re-photograph them from the same vantage points. In 2013, Vergara was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was the first photographer ever to receive this honour.

See more images of his incredible project below.

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26.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Miwon Yoon

Lovely work by Korean artist Miwon Yoon. See more images below.

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26.05.17 by Staff

“Solo Together” by Artist Paula Crown

Artist Paula Crown creates 150 ceramic replicas of those iconically cheap disposable red cups for her latest sculptural installation, inviting us to consider the complexity of the mundane and the temporality of togetherness. See more images from “Solo Together” below or on display at 10 Hanover gallery in London until June 8.

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26.05.17 by Staff

“Light Barrier” by Artists Kimchi and Chips


An otherworldly audio-visual phenomenon by South Korean artists Kimchi and Chips (aka Mimi Son and Elliot Woods). Constructing an elaborate apparatus out of hundreds of projectors, mirrors and speakers the duo experiment with the materialization of objects from beams of light. Check out more images and video below!

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26.05.17 by Jeff

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