10.03.10 by Jeff

Kumi Yamashita

Incredible shadow art by Kumi Yamashita. You should watch the video below to fully appreciate Kumi’s work. Wonderful stuff.

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita also makes other incredible things, like these portraits completely detailed with thread.

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

And portraits created by removing threads!

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

And rubbings! This one was created rubbing on a credit card!

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

via: b/d

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

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

    the portraits created removing pieces of thread from the cloth are my favourite

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

    also the talking head in the video clip

  • justin nelson

    holy. crap. these are absolutely nuts!!

  • Jennifer

    These are incredible!
    Wow! This guy is beastly good!

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

      yes! kumi is a woman though – you should watch the video

  • nuloco

    Jennifer: that guy is a she :).
    Anyway, absolutely amazing work.

  • Sascha

    These are incredible. Maybe some of my favorites from the stuff you’ve posted, Hamad’s

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

      ya mine too

  • http://www.chelseydoyle.com Chelsey

    wow these are incredibly amazing! I am amazed by it all!

  • Emily

    holy. shit. so cool!

  • michela

    AND she doesn’t even work with a trace or anything on the base to follow her work.

  • http://www.myangelone.de angelone

    absolutely awesome.
    i’d love to have one of these in the living room.

  • emily


  • http://mokasi.deviantart.com mokasi

    wow these are amazing such originality :)

  • http://mn-warrior.blogspot.com Mel

    thanks for showing us this! so great…

  • audrey bartis

    amazing work! thanks for posting this!

  • Spoony

    This is amazing, i like the talking heads so much, man this makes my day. thanks Jeff

  • daniela.


  • http://www.organicagency.com.br Max Calhao

    Very Good! congratulations creativity

  • iLYA

    Creative and not only circus as usually !

  • j.

    The shadow pieces remind me a lot of the work Tim Noble & Sue Webster did


    Similar but wonderfully different in its own way.
    These are great.

  • randi

    without a doubt, my favourite post to date. thank you for sharing.

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  • http://www.kennethglenn.com Kenny Glenn

    These are great… the ones with the shadows are very cool and the others are so detailed.

  • http://idekumiko.tumblr.com/ Kumiko

    Incredible work. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • suki

    wow, just….wow.

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  • http://sobrepachinko.blogspot.com/ rodrigo

    i loved that artist that created a hundred of profiles of imaginary contemporary artist!! the video was funny, and some of the pieces were really interesting like those HUGE windows on the ground. Saludos!!!

  • FF

    Very simple premise but brilliantly executed.

  • turkey

    what media is used

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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