27.10.08 by Jeff

Project #4 – Finalists!

The end of Project #4 has finally come! It was no easy task narrowing down the 80+ submissions to the 3. Thank you to everyone who participated! Hit the “more” button to see the 3 finalists and end the suspense.

booooooom blog skateboard design contest project 4

As I said before, this wasn’t an easy decision – there was some really great work submitted! There were ten or so designs that immediately stuck out from the rest of the submissions and after much deliberation I selected these as the big three.

booooooom blog skateboard design contest project 4

Now for the final step – VOTING!

1. Anyone is allowed to vote (whether you submitted a design or not).

2. Each person is entitled to one single vote. Simply post a comment with either “#1” or “#2” or “#3” – that’s it, do not write anything else in the comment.

3. If you want to write comments about the board designs please do so here. It’s just a lot easier for me to tally the votes if everyone follows these rules.

Voting period is now over.

… and the winner is…

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

21.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Dana Oldfather


A selection of paintings by self-taught artist Dana Oldfather. More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alexandre “Zedig” Diboine


Digital paintings by illustrator Alexandre Diboine aka Zedig. More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Julie Heffernan


Recent paintings by artist Julie Heffernan (previously featured here). More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind


Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).

Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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20.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Minek


Cleveland, Ohio-based artist Joseph Minek experiments with traditional photographic processes to create images that resemble modernist abstract paintings. See more of Minek’s work below.

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