04.01.09 by Jeff

Oh Canada!

Great animation from 1978 gives you an idea what we look like here in Canada. I think  the face at the 28-second mark is pretty close to my face, just imagine a smaller nose, gold fronts, and an eye patch.

My friend Andre posted this video and it made me want to go back and find all the other great films  that the Nation Film Board has produced over the years.

After a little bit of digging around I discovered the NFB has archived 70 animated films! You can watch all the classics like: The Sweater, The Cat Came Back and Log Driver’s Waltz.













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



  • the face video is so cool,

    going to the NFB used to be on tops of my favourite things to do while I had nothing to do. Now that I don’t work on Queen st. anymore I don’t find myself there quite as much. Perhaps I should get back at it.





08.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Struan Teague

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A selection of recent work by artist Struan Teague (click here for previous work). More images below.

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08.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Amanda Brazier

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A selection of recent paintings by artist Amanda Brazier (click here for previous post). Not only are the paint pigments made from the soils where Brazier lives, her paintings emerge through stacking and weaving, processes meant to resemble the physical structures and textures of the home. See more images below.

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08.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Bert Danckaert

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A series of minimalist street photography by Belgian photographer Bert Danckaert (previously featured here). See more images from “Horizon” below.

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07.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Alex Kanevsky

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A selection of paintings by artist Alex Kanevsky (click here for previous posts). More images from “Uncatchable” below.
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07.12.16 by Jeff

Are the Similarities Between Trump and Hitler TIME Covers Purely Coincidental?

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TIME Magazine has just announced their “Person of the Year” is Donald Trump. Twitter users were quick to point out the striking similarities between this cover, shot by photographer Nadav Kander, and the Adolf Hitler cover from April 1941. Hitler was also named “Person of the Year” in 1938.

In both images the subjects are seated in chairs, but as Fader points out, notice the ominous shadow on the wall, and the way the colour of the backdrop complements the suit. For reference you can look through the past “Person of the Year” covers here.

Many are also suggesting that the “M” in TIME gives Donald Trump the appearance of having devil horns. Are people reading too much into this or were these intentional decisions? Have a look at both cover images below.

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