05.11.08 by Jeff

Maxwell Lord / 86 Era

This is great to see – lettering by Maxwell Lord created the good old fashioned way, by hand. Like the old saying goes: “Fineliners before mouse clicks!” (No one says this, I made it up) Thanks for the email Max.

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booooooom graphic design illustration illustrator lettering font type 86era

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



  • Wicked work! Crazy detail. I need to get one of those white ink pens.

  • hahaha that was the exact same thought I had when I saw that pen in the photo.

  • hehe, You’d think that pen would be a pretty common item at art stores but I’ve never seen one. Never really looked hard though.

  • man fine liners are so dope haha, used them always.. just so fresh, the detailing to these are insane though, i wonder if Lomis or w/e deserres has those. looks like the brand is sakura.

  • KDU Takes hold of yet another über talented artist/designer. This makes me feel like I have no handstyles at all.

  • Nice to see someone still does it the old school way and not just pick a damn font off the internet.

    And yeah have to agree white ink on brown paper is the shit.

  • Hey guys, i just thought i’d let you know that the white pen is just youre standard run-of-the-mill Gel Ink pen. Really popular amongst high-school girls and the like. Not expensive but this is proof that when used right it’s incredibly rewarding. Props to Jeff for creating a site that constantly displays inspiration into my daily routine.

  • Damn, had the wool pulled over my eyes by highschool girls! They always seem to be one step ahead!

  • cheers Riot, ill have to ask my sister where to get one hahaha

    -Lifter, yea I guess Gensler’s got eyes everywhere with a contract in hand.

  • It’s super inspiring to see all of these guys going out and making shit happen. It makes me proud to be in the same business as the rest of these young, driven and creative individuals.

    Damn, now I want to go crank on some logos!

  • I couldn’t agree more with the “Fineliners before mouse clicks!” even though you just made it up hahahaha

    I need to get my act together and start designing on paper before I hit illustrator/photoshop/my mac.

  • Bob

    Great stuff!

  • This stuff is AMAZING. SO inspiring! I love it!

  • Really inspiring! Thanks for the post!

  • thank you everyone who watched & commented, I really appreciate this! and thank you Jeff once again 🙂

  • cheers Max

  • siska

    Заебись!

  • Chrissy Mac

    Makes me want to try, even though i know i will fail miserably.

  • Peter DeWit

    Can u make me a tattoo design like this!!!! Sick!

  • rexroxwell

    this post is great. such good design. ya’ll should look up a cat named Luca Barcellona or a designer named hydro74.. they both are handstyle masters and do things with intricate lettering and the like. either way, love maxwell’s stuff.

    also, the black pens are Sakura brand “micron” pens. they come in some extremely fine line options (Pen Size 005 = Point Size 0.20 mm). also, a brand named Helix makes some high quality fadeproof/water-resistant stuff.

    word up!





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.