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.

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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.

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







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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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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