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.





07.12.16 by Jeff

Are the Similarities Between Trump and Hitler TIME Covers Purely Coincidental?

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TIME Magazine has just announced their “Person of the Year” is Donald Trump. Twitter users were quick to point out the striking similarities between this cover, shot by photographer Nadav Kander, and the Adolf Hitler cover from April 1941. Hitler was also named “Person of the Year” in 1938.

In both images the subjects are seated in chairs, but as Fader points out, notice the ominous shadow on the wall, and the way the colour of the backdrop complements the suit. For reference you can look through the past “Person of the Year” covers here.

Many are also suggesting that the “M” in TIME gives Donald Trump the appearance of having devil horns. Are people reading too much into this or were these intentional decisions? Have a look at both cover images below.

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07.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Kyle Staver

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Paintings from New York City-based artist Kyle Staver’s latest exhibition. Click here for previous post. See more images below.

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07.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Tim Richmond

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A selection of photos by photographer Tim Richmond (click here for previous post). More images below.

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07.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Patrícia Koyšová

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A selection of paintings by Bratislava, Slovakia-based artist Patrícia Koyšová (click here for previous post). All images photographed by Peter Čintalan, see more below!

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07.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Henrietta Harris

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A recent series of paintings by New Zealand artist Henrietta Harris. Click here for previous posts. More images from “Fixed It” below.

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