06.04.09 by Jeff

Blank Canvas!

Students at Ravensbourne College of Design in London have come up with an ingenious way to raise funds for their grad show, a project called Blank Canvas! Packages containing objects purchased in thrift shops were sent out to many of the students’ favourite designers and illustrators to act as blank canvases. The objects were customized by the recipients and sent back, and now the students are having an auction of the work on April 30th at the Vibe Bar on Brick Lane.

blank canvas Design for Moving Image Design Graphic Ravensbourne College

Not that impressed? Let me just rattle off a few of the 50+ artists/designers involved: Milton Glaser! Hellovon! Non-Format! Parra! Job Wouters! Andy J Miller! Julien Vallee! Alex Ostrowski! Stina Persson!

Head over to the Blank Canvas page to get on the guestlist if you want to attend the auction!

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

  • http://artsponge.wordpress.com Patrick

    such a cool idea,

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    yea i am amazed at all the talent they have involved

  • http://www.48hourcanvas.co.uk Photo On Canvas

    Awesome idea… I really wanted the skateboard!! Anyone know who did this?

  • http://www.hookeduptothelove.blogspot.com Chelsee

    Wicked idea.. I want to move to London right now to get my hands on that white teacup or the camera!

  • http://www.meganriera.com Megan Riera

    Hey guys… thanks for your comments! The pics are actually the things BEFORE they have been customised! We will be putting all the pictures of the finished items as we get them, on the website http://www.blankcanvasevent.co.uk and we will be taking email bids if you are interested in any of the things :)

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      yea i was going to point out that these were the “before” images haha

  • http://www.chrismicro.com Chris Micro

    Haha. you should do this for bo7m.

  • http://www.meganriera.com Megan Riera

    Oh, and if you want some of those teacups, my dad made them, so I can put an order in for you 😉

25.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tom Climent


Wonderful abstract paintings of structured spaces by Irish artist Tom Climent. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) give you a taste of the city through his lens.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar


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Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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