19.08.09 by Jeff

Mysterious Letters

This is the best thing I’ve seen in a long time. Michael Crowe and Lenka Clayton plan to write letters to everyone in the entire world. They have started by mailing personal handwritten letters, notes, and postcards to 467 households in the small Irish village of Cushendall. Nearly everyone in the village received something! It caused such a stir that BBC Newsline actually picked up the story. The two artists are now documenting the project on their blog, Mysterious Letters.

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

michael crowe lenka clayton mysterious letters project artist art cushendall

via: swissmiss

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

  • Mary!

    Love this idea.

  • This is such a beautiful thing, for true. Reach out and touch someone. What’s not to dig about that? I may have to write about it. It makes me very happy indeed.

  • saraj

    i love these! so beautiful! graceful!


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  • last christmas i wrote beautiful cards for strangers. it’s really touching idea and i love ‘everyday’s mysterious things’

  • Lia

    This is beautifull. Just the other day i was thinking about good things people do, even though nobody notices. I think that i would love a letter from them.

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  • Granda

    Heart it!!! I wanna receive those SWEET postcards from Michael & Lenka.

  • Oh I love it! Beautifull idea!

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  • What a great idea! I wonder how people respond to receiving these? Are they pleasantly surprised or a little freaked out?

  • Hello Booooooom,

    this is 50% of Mysterious Letters, Michael. We’ve got a Kickstarter account for Mysterious Letters Part 2 that’s in dire need of support! If you do a feature on it we will spread superb rumours of your beauty and heavenly splendor forevermore.



22.01.17 by Staff

Photographer Daniel Ranalli Spends Two Decades Capturing Snail Trails

“Spiral #9” (1996)


Massachusetts-based photographer Daniel Ranalli has spent more than 20 years on his “Snail Drawings,” a series which consists of one image of neatly configured snails and a second image of the unique patterns made when the snails were left to their own devices.

While a simple enough concept, Ranalli sees the project as a reflection of the inherent randomness of life and our inability to control the results or elements of a situation no matter how hard we might try! See more of Ranalli’s work below or on display at Classic Photographs Los Angeles January 21-22.

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20.01.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Cut That Out

Creative duo Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards (aka DR.ME) have come out with a new book celebrating contemporary collage in the field of graphic design! Published by Thomas and Hudson, Cut That Out offers a curated collection of collage work from leading designers and studios from 15 different countries. See more images below or get yourself a copy in stores/online.

We also have a copy to give away to one of you guys! We wanna know what your current favourite art book is? Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. We’ll pick a winner two weeks from today (open to all readers based in North America and Europe).

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20.01.17 by Jeff


Deap Vally x Natalie Foss


Musician Anna Bulbrook (The Bulls, Airborne Toxic Event, and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros) recently launched GIRLSCHOOL, a Los Angeles-based music festival and collective that celebrates female voices. A portion of proceeds from each event go to a girl-positive organization, and this year’s festival (Jan 27-29) will support Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls LA, a 501c3 social justice organization using loud music to nurture self-esteem and self-expression in young girls.

Society6 has joined forces with GIRLSCHOOL to pair up musicians and artists to create visuals inspired by the music, to be displayed at the event. See a few more of the collaborations below!

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20.01.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Charlie Hawks

Colourful work by Brooklyn-based photographer Charlie Hawks. More images below.

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20.01.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Grzegorz Domaradzki


Poland-based graphic designer and illustrator Grzegorz Domaradzki aka Gabz continues to create some seriously impressive movie poster designs. Click here for previous post. More images below!

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