25.07.08 by Jeff

Where On Earth Is Waldo?

Martin Handford is the illustrator and creator of those Waldo books that you used to lay on the floor and stare at until you had the texture of the carpet tattooed onto your elbows. He just put this illustration (below) into one of his books. Do you recognize it? If not, you don’t know who Melanie Coles is, and you somehow didn’t hear about her amazing art project: Where On Earth Is Waldo?

The project is so fabulous it is entitled to two images before the “more” button (amazing, I know). Melanie’s graduate project was to turn Google maps into a giant page from a Where’s Waldo book. She and her cohorts painted a giant Waldo and placed it on the top of an unknown building in Vancouver and waited for it to be photographed by Google’s satellite.

I wasn’t going to post about this project because it happened way before I even launched Booooooom but the recent Martin Handford development (yesterday) pushed me over the edge as I have been a fan of his since childhood.

And honestly, when a project this cool happens right here in my hometown AND it is the brainchild of a fellow Emily Carr graduate (I graduated from the art school two years ago) how could I not post about it?

Here’s a few photos of her putting together her Waldo for those of you who somehow didn’t hear about this a couple months ago:

Congratulations Melanie!

Keep up to date on her over here:

Where On Earth Is Waldo?













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



  • Alle5

    This is really I N C R E D I B L E!!!

    I love this! :))

  • http://www.weheartstuff.co.uk James Davidson

    That’s just genius, I know there are a few things like this including a KFC advert, I wonder how big a thing this is going to be and if people will start to sell large flat spaces as advertising space? Maybe I should set up a broker website and do it myself?!?! I can taste the money already!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/peterkeep Keep

    I remember hearing about this but these are the first pics i’ve seen…awesome

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  • http://everythingyoulovetohate.blogspot.com/ SWITCH™

    amazing

  • http://www.hollytheguitargod.deviantart.com Holly

    I heard of this, but never saw the pictures. I think its awesome that they got recognition in Handford’s book. Here in the UK, we call him “Where’s Wally” and I only recently discovered that in the US, he is Waldo





04.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Yuri Shwedoff

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A selection of gorgeous work by illustrator Yuri Schwedoff, from Moscow, Russia. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Drone Ballet at Mt. Fuji

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MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Kowch

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Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

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A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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