28.08.08 by Jeff

Slime and Reason

You may recall I posted about Oscar & Ewan and their fantastic lasertype awhile back – well, Ewan just hit me up with a look at their latest work, the cover for the new Roots Manuva album, “Slime and Reason”. It is stunning.

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I asked about the process and Ewan explained they actually had Roots Manuva 3D scanned (from every 45 degree angle) and then manipulated the 3D image to set the bowl in. Then they took their prototype to a sculptor and had a cast made. Finally they created some slime out of hand soap, filled the bowl, and Pelle Crépin snapped some photos. Boom, done.

If you aren’t familiar with Roots Manuva, it’s time you got familar! Here’s one of my favourite tracks off an older album:

Roots Manuva – Motion 5000

Apparently we killed the hotlink file – (here’s the Zshare link!)

Keep your eye on these guys – they’re always upto something!



Slime and Reason” comes out September 1st in the UK, and I believe September 3rd everywhere else!

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

  • helly

    Motion 5000 is by far his best. I love this song.

  • http://corygibbons.com Cory Gibbons

    great music + great art direction = success.

  • Mitch

    Truly innovative album cover.

    Good to see that it still counts for something.

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Music Video: GTA “Red Lips feat. Sam Bruno (Skrillex Remix)”

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We’ve got a contender for music video of the year! Director Grant Singer takes a page out of the Nabil playbook in this surreal visual for Skrillex’s remix of GTA’s “Red Lips”. Fantastic set and costume design here; a terrific follow up to Skrillex and Singer’s “Burial” video, both of which feature the bone-breaking choreography and dancing of Brooklyn’s Adedamola Orisagbemi (better known as Ringmaster Nugget). You’ll wanna watch this one twice.

Watch the official video for “Red Lips” below.

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30.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features talented visual storytellers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, former DJ, Maria Jose Govea (@thesupermaniak) photographs a dancer.

Watch the video below!

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Esthera Preda


Works by Montreal-based illustrator Esthera Preda. More images below.

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30.11.15 by Staff

Amazing Collaborative Drawing Performance Between Human Artist and Robot Arm


“Drawing Operations” is an ongoing collaboration between New York-based artist Sougwen Chung and a robotic arm called Drawing Operations Unit: Generation 1, (D.O.U.G._1). Together the two draw in synchronized performance, with D.O.U.G. mimicking Chung’s movements in real time using a ceiling-mounted camera and computer vision. The arm was designed in collaboration with developer Yotam Mann.

Watch the beautiful video below!

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30.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Harriet Lee-Merrion


A selection of works by Bristol-based illustrator Harriet Lee-Merrion. More images below.

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