05.10.09 by Jeff

Adrian Ghenie

Paintings by Adrian Ghenie.

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adrian ghenie painter painting

adrian ghenie painter painting

adrian ghenie painter painting

adrian ghenie painter painting

adrian ghenie painter painting

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

  • jesper

    these paintings are truly ghenieus !

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mkrspm/ Maya

    yummy and twisted.
    what’s going on in the background of that last painting?

    • http://www.malouma.blogspot.com malouma

      I guy is filming something.

  • yasmin

    I absolutely love the first one.

  • Bosco

    My god, my god!
    Man,I want his babies.

  • http://www.andrewgordonbleeds.com Andrew Gordon

    One of my all time faves! Thanks for posting Jeff

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

      one of mine too!

  • mila

    some of the bests things i’ve seen on here

  • http://alindragulin.com Alin Dragulin

    makes me want to paint again, though when I try all I can think about is,……..

    the accident


    Francis Bacon reincarnate.

  • rob

    awesome! Francis Bacon comes to mind

  • Savannah

    eerie and mesmerizing. like weird russian film noir movie stills or something.

    loving this so hard.

  • africa spear chucker

    i think bacon was a drunk queen from the distant future who did bad revisions of this guys pictorial space.

  • karin

    nice knowing who made the latest ‘get well soon’ LP cover :>

    vexations by get well soon


  • http://www.antoniounikolas.com Antoniou Nikolas

    truly amazing!

  • Cathal O’Blivion

    Amazing work – reminds me of Bacon and Goya

  • rob

    these things hurt me!

  • http://selinaspacebaby.tumblr.com selina

    so gorgeous…

  • anny

    i always come back to this artist, he’s really inspired me. it’s definitely one of my favorites.

  • http://www.incognito89.blogspot.com Gene

    His work remind me a bit of Francis Bacon. Very interesting use of colors!

  • http://ramireo.com.ar Ramireo

    The person with the coat is GREAT!

  • http://jonshawpaintings.com Jon shaw

    I absolutely love the darkness to these. In terms of painting approach they are super nice in terms of looseness of application of paint and control of colour. Imagery is a perfect balance (for me) between representational and abstract – bang on!

25.11.15 by Jeff

This Pop-Up Book Folds into a Functioning Camera!


After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras work but actually becomes one!

The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!

Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.

She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!

More images and a video of her book/camera below!

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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


Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

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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