06.01.09 by Jeff

Adrian Tomine

Anyone who reads the New Yorker will be familiar with Adrian Tomine’s work. Love the sneakerhead illustration with the kid checking out the Unkle Dunks at Alife.

adrian tomine artist illustrator illustration

adrian tomine artist illustrator illustration

adrian tomine artist illustrator illustration

adrian tomine artist illustrator illustration

adrian tomine artist illustrator illustration

adrian tomine artist illustrator illustration

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

  • Jolin

    whoa, these illustrations are rad! I like the bicycles a lot.. but alife store with the dunkles is also there haha.. so dope, how adrian has the kid focusing so much on the features of the shoe too; as a true head.

  • cng

    He’s also a great writer, his graphic novels are brilliant.
    **Aren’t the dunkles SB? Don’t remember ever seeing any SB’s at A.R.C. 🙂

  • hah i agree on the sneakerhead illustration. i spent many months trying to find those dunks in my size. great stuff.

  • Nice. Lovely linework and muted palette.

  • CNG you’re right, the dunkle was SB.

  • Joeri

    Correct me if i’m wrong, but on the first picture the girls look very much like Kate Winslett and Jennifer Connelly.

  • i have most of his comics 🙂

  • The second to last picture is a scene from the movie “Chungking Express.” The only reason I say this is because there is a scene where a girl named Faye (played by Faye Wong) is in a house playing with a toy airplane in rubber cleaning gloves.

  • neil


  • ray jay

    yeah it toatally does look like Kate Winslett and Jennifer Connelly.
    good stuff

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I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.



Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.


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