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
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 😉





31.05.16 by Staff

Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative

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South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.

While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!

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A selection of work by Ankara, Turkey-based illustrator Can Çetinkaya. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: Seungpyo Hong

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A selection of meditative paintings by artist Lowell Boyers. More images below.

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