24.07.09 by Jeff

Beck’s Music Inspired Art 2009

Beck’s asked 10 Illustrators including McBess, Hellovon, Kid Acne, Si Scott, and Laura Jackaman to re-think the best albums of the last 40 years (gleaned from Pitchfork lists). Now the project is open to the public to contribute and complete the collection of 100.

Head over here to get involved.

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

McBess Hellovon Kid Acne Si Scott Laura Jackaman album cover

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

  • Joel

    awesome, i like the interpol one!

  • Maartend

    just entered. right up my alley, thanks!

  • http://sradnidge.com sr

    let it be cover rules!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewaste/ mitch

    This is friggin’ awesome.
    Beck rocks.

    • Monika


  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewaste/ mitch

    Then I clicked a link and what did I find…not Beck, but Beck’s the beer…shame on me.

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

      haha yea, my grammar in the opening sentence isn’t THAT bad

  • Courtney

    Awesome! love the beatles and interpol ones!

  • http://ragstoreverie.blogspot.com Lucy

    aw if only they went back 50 years…’Let It Be’ was definitely not The Beatles’ best work! but as for the album cover…the reworked illustration makes me sad. :( the artwork was supposed to be stark, like “this is the end.” and that illustration is kind of…a joke. and Yoko is in there, too. ridiculous…

    Interpol and Fleet Foxes, however, look good!

  • http://www.bytebind.com Justin

    Wow nice. I like all of them, but I like the last one best. It almost looks like there’s someone with a big nose, a long arm, big head amongst the twigs, and birds. The first one is also nice. Why am I being so selective? They’re all wicked.

    Anyone else see anything as described above?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/thewaste/ mitch

    No, no Jeff it is not, tis my reading and over excitement that got the best of me there.

    The Antony and the Johnsons one would be my fave as well…save for the fact that they spelled it wrong…ouch. Great illustration though.

  • Jls

    The Smiths, Fleet Foxes, AND Interpol?!
    Sweet, Sweet Love.

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  • http://ericwimberly.com eric

    where do i go to submit work for this?

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

      follow the link above

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  • Sarah

    I love “The Queen is Dead” and “Let it Be”

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  • http://www.glennkavanagh.co.uk/ Glenn Kavanagh

    Favourite has to be “Let It Be”.

    Some of the other designs are a bit more iconic but it’s just so fun. On top of that, it’s reminded me of that excellent Beatles animation that kicks off their recent Guitar Hero game.

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  • http://www.flipflipmeheidi.com Flipflipmeheidi

    Yeah, rocks!

01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


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.




01.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm


For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below, love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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01.12.15 by Staff

Strangely Satisfying Video of the Day: “ENDLESS”


Directed/animated by Buenos Aires-based creatives at molistudio with music by Argentinian duo Anybody There. “ENDLESS is a story about seeking and (not) finding,” featuring brightly coloured and beautifully mechanized routines. Watch below!

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Artist Spotlight: Victoria Siemer


I like this simple series of illuminated text by Brooklyn-based Victoria Siemer. More images below.

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