29.04.09 by Jeff

David Horvitz

On the weekend I hopped over to Fillip to hear Brooklyn-based artist, David Horvitz speak. His collaborator Mylinh Trieu Nguyen beamed in via ichat and they spoke about their work in a really intimate setting. It was so inspiring! One of the projects they spoke about is called 100 $1 Grants which allows anyone to email and apply for a $1 grant to help launch any sort of creative project (you can still apply)! I love this idea.

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I asked David if he’d ever experimented with fax machines (I had a hunch he had). He said he would use Google to find random fax numbers in different cities and then find out what time the sun would set in each city. Then he’d send over a fax that simply stated “Today the sun will set at 5:45pm”, in an effort to interrupt someone’s daily routine and perhaps encourage them to go watch the sun set.

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David has an awesome Tumblr blog with daily creative projects to get involved in! Bookmark it now!

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

david horvitz asdf Mylinh Trieu Nguyen artist wikipedia reader

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

  • This is great. It reminds me of a website that I’ve forgotten the name of where you leave a CD, letter, piece of art or something in a city somewhere and tag it on a map online for anyone to pick up.

    • if you ever remember what website this is, i’d love to know

  • p.s. just found out I am 420 miles from the Atlantic. Exactly. Excellent.

  • His assignments remind me of Learning to Love You More (http://www.learningtoloveyoumore.com/) which I just found out won’t have any new projects. :(

  • this is great.

    thank you for this

  • Emily

    this is awesome! … i mean awe-inspiring in its most literal sense

  • Emily

    how do you work out the ‘here to the pacific’ thing? i am not doing well

  • dale

    These idea’s made my day. Thank you for bringing his work and tumblog to my attention. Look forward to doing something fun!

    • cheers – report back here if you get involved in any!

  • go to maps.google.com and find a town on the coast, then type ” *where you are* to *costal town*”

  • Sell your good ideas that you can’t make because you are broke to him for 1$. Typically NYC.

    • i will assume you are joking but in case you’re not – he’ll send you $1 to help fund your project, more for the sake of the gesture than anything else.

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  • I don’t know how I missed this but this is incredibly creative. I love it.

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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.



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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01.03.17 by Staff

Brilliant Pixelated Wood Sculptures by Artist Hsu Tung Han

Taiwanese artist Hsu Tung Han creates incredible figurative sculptures that appear to be dissolving into a field of pixels. Approaching each piece like a puzzle, Han carefully plans through sketches and clay models before the final wood segments are carved. See more images below.

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28.02.17 by Jeff

OPEN CALL: @Booooooom Instagram Takeover

Heads up! We’re currently accepting submissions (from photographers only) for takeovers of our @Booooooom Instagram account. Each takeover will be a triptych (3 consecutive photos in our feed), ideally these images relate to each other in some way either visually or conceptually. There will be room to caption each image so you could potentially tell a short story or describe an experience in 3 parts.

If you are interested, leave a comment below with a full link to your Instagram account, the images you’d like to share, and a sentence explaining your triptych.