11.12.08 by Jeff

Thank you, Converse!

A giant box arrived at my doorstep today, return address: Converse. I opened it up to find a pair of Dwayne Wade 4’s and a pair of Elton Brand 1’s! Oh and matching t-shirts! This site might not be making me rich but stuff like this is nice. Thank you to all the great people over at Converse! PS – If anyone over at Blackberry wants to send over a Blackberry Bold I’ll take good care of it! (worth a try)

booooooom jeff hamada converse

booooooom jeff hamada converse

booooooom jeff hamada converse

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

  • that dwayne wade logo is really cool. when i was a kid and got new sneakers, we would initiate them by getting them all dirty. i don’t think that’s done these days ;). sneakers are a lot more expensive and collectible. are you going to actually where them, outside?

  • well not necessarily outside ill keep one pair for strictly indoor courts but i will play basketball in them for sure, im not the type to keep sneakers in a shoe box. i have absolutely murdered some shoes that woulda made some sneaker collectors cringe but they are meant to be worn!

  • oh and yea i like that logo alot

  • right on!

  • Jolin

    dude, your mos def vs. me in a game with those WADES.. see how they do for you haha – i got my jays!

  • Hamada-san… these won’t save you from broken ankles when I cross you up son.

    You too Jolin, mess both of you up…

  • Jolin

    PFFF.. eugene i’ll stuff yo ass with my 6’4 height advantage.

  • Alle5

    Man I love the black one! Where can I order it?

  • enjoy the gifts man,
    i know you of all people deserve them.

  • J + E ill slaughter both of you. Cheers Cory, Alle I’m sure they’ll be anywhere that has a Cons account.

  • I will son all of you fools. Eug, you always talkin smack. When we get in the same city, we will have a mini-olympics. Ping pong then hoop.

  • “mini” only because your game is so small (both of you). I will supply the trophy and make sure the engraver spells my name correctly.

  • Jolin

    PFF.. please – mini because you guys are short and i reign in height.

30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lotta Hannerz


A selection of paintings by artist Lotta Hannerz. More images below.

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30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Dominic Wilcox Creates Art Exhibition Specifically For Dogs


London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.

Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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30.08.16 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!


Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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30.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alex Jenkins


A bunch of terrific work by London-based illustrator Alex Jenkins. More images below.

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29.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: David Jien


A selection of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist David Jien. More images below.

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