13.03.09 by Jeff

Thank you, Field Notes

Yesssssss! Another nice package showed up at my door, this time goodies from Field Notes (a DDC/Coudal product). Now let me start off by saying, I am a fairly early adapter in terms of new technologies and gadgets. I twitter from my Blackberry, and I’ve even updated my Facebook status using my Wii (just once, because I could). But there is no better feeling than jotting down ideas in a good old notebook with your favourite pen or pencil. I love it. Field Notes sent me over a stack of little notebooks. Beautifully simple packaging. Blank, lined, graph paper, several styles. Pencils, rubber bands, even a calendar. Thanks you guys, they will be put to good use!

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

coudal field notes notebook sketchbook idea

Love their motto: “I’m not writing it down to remember it later, I’m writing it down to remember it now.”

Get them here: http://fieldnotesbrand.com/













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



  • i think its just about time for another O in BOOOOOOOM… thank you section..

  • haha if it keeps up I just might have to

  • Awesome! I LOVE note books and pens and stuff. I get excited anytime there’s a new addition to my collection.

    Lucky you on the free stuff!
    Keep up the good work!
    next milestone: 1OOOOOOOO views in 30 days.

  • sr

    damn man, you have the best hook ups!

  • draplin is a beast! jim is brilliant!
    i love me some Field Notes.
    you keep raking in the goodies

  • Kyle

    these are so pimp… me to a t.

  • Charles

    I find it remarkable that you receive such exciting gifts, it gives a gentleman ideas. I just recently found your very nice site and I’ve been going back over past entries and besides the above I saw the sunglasses recently and the Hush Puppies shoes not too long ago. It really makes me consider starting my own similar website in the hopes that I myself might one day receive such benefits. It would be too hard though, I figure after further thought. I have a different type of website already and that only requires a monthly update and yet still I find difficult there, so keeping on top of a site such as yours is near unimaginable.

    Anyway, to cut all my thoughts short here: your site is really great, you’re surely deserving of the gifts for all your hard work, and these Field Notes items are very nice looking, particularly the calendar.

  • oh snap, these really neat. hmm i might have to look into it.. reminds me i got to go pick up some new note books loosing space in paper…

  • Congrats on more free shiz!

  • Field notes would be great if they weren’t graph paper.

  • ^ they’re not all graph paper – they come in blank sheets, lined, or graph





01.03.17 by Jeff

New Aaron Draplin Skillshare Class on Customizing Type (Sponsored)

 

We’ve partnered with Skillshare several times now to offer you guys access to thousands of quality art and design classes taught by award-winning creatives. A new class has just been released called Customizing Type with Draplin, the third class by the always entertaining and tremendously talented designer Aaron Draplin. Skillshare was interested in Booooooom sharing the class so I personally enrolled in the class so I could review it. We also have an exclusive offer for 2 free months of Skillshare Premium, just hit the link here!

I can say right off the top that this class isn’t for beginners. If you don’t have a basic understanding of Illustrator you can get lost at some parts (I’ve used the program for years and still had to pause and Google a couple of things). Skillshare does offer a bunch of Illustrator classes so you could start with one of those first. Having said that my motto has always been to get in over your head, so if you’re a determined newbie there’s no better way to learn than to jump in with both feet.

 

 

The thing I like most about Draplin’s approach is that it’s always quick and dirty, and nothing is sacred. He designs through brute force and uses a lot of shortcuts I wasn’t aware of (like quickly kerning letters with option+arrow keys – somehow I didn’t know this).

It starts to get really good around Lesson 7 when he focuses on sketching. He shows you the way he roughs out an idea, traces it in ink, and re-draws it several times. One quick iPhone photo and he’s immediately back working on it in Illustrator.

 

 

I especially liked the bonus lesson on adding texture and imperfection to letters to make them feel handmade, and the one on rebuilding a script. All in all I thought it was a great class and several of Draplin’s methods were immediately helpful for me as I was also working on a t-shirt graphic.

You can watch the trailer for the class below, and if you’re interested in trying out Skillshare we have a special deal for our readers to try 2 months of Skillshare Premium for free!

 

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01.03.17 by Staff

“Abstracted Landscapes” by Artist Christopher Schade

Artist Christopher Schade explores the tension between visual expectation, our beliefs, and what we actually experience. See more images from his ongoing series below or on display at Rafius Fane Gallery in Boston this November.

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01.03.17 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: March

Hello everyone, here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person, and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link below the guidelines at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use our commenting system to submit your work.

 

Submission guidelines:

 1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

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01.03.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Walter Sutin

Drawings by artist Walter Sutin. More images below.

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01.03.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Margaret Durow

Photos by Madison, Wisconsin-based photographer Margaret Durow (previously featured here). See more images below.

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