02.08.08 by Jeff

Stefan Sagmeister

Earlier this year, designer Stefan Sagmeister released his book “Things I have Learned In My Life So Far” to much acclaim and much criticism. I have to laugh at all the people who hate on Sagmeister just for being in the privileged position to make work for fun and still have people buy it. I finally got my hands on the book and I am really enjoying it so far! I guess it’s not actually a book – it’s actually 15 separate little zines each with a different image that can been viewed through the open slots of the front cover.


Side view.

One of the 15 covers.

“Trying to look good limits my life.”

“Everybody who is honest is interesting.”

Each zine visually illustrates one or more truths that Sagmeister has learned, and he collaborated with many artists to bring the statements to life. One statement reads: “Worrying solves nothing” and it was built out of sixty thousand clothes hangers and photographed. I would include a photo but then maybe you won’t buy the book ha!

“The Boooooookshelf” section on the sidebar and will be updated with books I have purchased and loved, or books that are currently on my wish list. There is a great video of the book over on Amazon so you can see more of the artwork inside the book.













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







26.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Travis Christian

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Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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