02.01.09 by Jeff

Thanks!

Thank you to all of you who sent emails just to say hello over the holidays! I am doing my best to get through them all! It’s exciting to see the readership of this site really expanding in unexpected directions. Hush Puppies for example, found out that I love slippers and moccasins and kindly sent me a nice pair! Cheers you guys!

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Also big thanks to Rob (Raw Design Studio) for sending over a Christmas by Colour poster and wrapping paper during the holidays!

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



  • hey i made the Christmas by Colour nice list! mine is “Eskimo kiss” Pantone 698.

  • wow, your sure receive a lot of footwear! first sneakers, i mean kicks, now slippers. happy new year & new shoes!

  • really diggin those shoes. What style are they?

  • im not sure what model but i guess they are a street moccasin –

    yea cindy – i also accept diamonds but shoes seem to be a more popular currency haha

  • really nice shoes 🙂





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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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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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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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Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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

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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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