04.02.09 by Jeff

Skateistan!

The New York Times published an article/video last week about an Australian man named Oliver Percovich, who has worked hard for two years to create Skateistan – Afghanistan’s first skateboarding school. Hit “more” to watch the video and I’m sure you’ll be as inspired by the story as I am!

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



  • Jolin

    dude, thats crazy. I like how they explained their feeling when they skate.

  • amazing. some people are truly altruistic. good on ’em.

  • dale

    This is a really great story. I’m glad to see Oliver getting some support and funding. It’ll be interesting to see what will happen to this group in a few years.

  • Yea I love seeing the kids going all out trying to ride over that ledge

  • Great video. Its so good to see the kids smiling and getting the chance to be kids – and touching to see someone just seeing a need for it and going ahead and doing something about it. I wish him all the best for the school.

  • What a wonderful story…hopefully things work out for Oliver and he can continue to bring that kind of inspiration (skating) to more children.

  • Eakins or his circle of friends during Eakins’s lifetime.

  • great initiative, really impressive, I hope it keeps going !

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  • Bammadaft

    I’m the only one in this world. Can please someone join me in this life? Or maybe death…





29.06.16 by Jeff

Graphic Designer Spotlight: Bráulio Amado

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Gorgeous poster designs by Bráulio Amado, a Portuguese graphic designer based in Brooklyn, New York. More images below.

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29.06.16 by Staff

10 Illustrators React to Brexit

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Jean Jullien created the memorable illustration, “Peace for Paris,” in response to the terrorist attacks last year. Now a number of illustrators (including Jullien) are similarly responding to last week’s EU referendum in the form they know best. Check out more images below.

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29.06.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Marie Thibeault

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A selection of paintings by San Pedro, California-based artist Marie Thibeault. More images below.

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29.06.16 by Staff

Sunwheel Made Up of Hundreds of Gold Plates

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Portuguese-Italian collective Moradavaga have built a shimmering sunwheel for the annual Festa de São João do Porto (Festival of St John of Porto) in Portugal. Measuring eight meters in diameter, the piece is the result of hundreds of gold plates, fitted together in such a way that they move independently according to changes in wind and light, as well as rotations manually controlled by passersby. See more images and video of the reflective installation below!

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28.06.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Lee Kyutae

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Gorgeous drawings by illustrator Lee Kyutae. More images below.

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