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





30.05.16 by Jeff

Music Video: Rapper Dumbfoundead’s Hilarious Response to Hollywood ‘Whitewashing’

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Hollywood whitewashing has been in the news a lot lately. One catalyst being the announcement earlier this year that Scarlett Johansson landed a lead role in the remake of Ghost in the Shell, and many wondering why it couldn’t have gone to someone of Asian descent. Korean rapper Dumbfoundead (Jonathan Park) offers up a humorous response, adding himself into a montage of blockbuster films and popular television shows, playing everyone from John Snow to Danny Tanner.

Park told to NBC News that he “wanted to flip the script on the conversation everybody was having about the whitewashing of Hollywood and ‘yellow-wash’ some of the most iconic films starring white male leads.”

This is definitely one of my favourite music videos this year! Watch Dumbfoundead’s “Safe” on Booooooom TV.

29.05.16 by Staff

Colourful Layered Ceramics by Korean Artist Jongjin Park

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Currently working on his PhD in ceramics at Kookmin University in Seoul, Jongjin Park creates a curiously teetering and layered look in this ongoing series of colourful ceramics. See more images from “Artistic Stratum” below.

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29.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Adele Renault

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You may remember Belgian artist Adele Renault from her pigeon portraits (click here for previous post). This is a selection of work from her time in Burkina Faso and the focus of her upcoming exhibition Les Hommes Intègres. Check out more images below or at art is just a four letter word Gallery in Germany starting June 4th.

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29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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