17.07.10 by Jeff

Little Drifters

Introducing “Little Drifters”, our new project with The Vancouver Sun!

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This project is open to people of all ages, students, lawyers, professional craft boat designers, “totally unartistic people”, bass-guitarists, wizards, cat-people, anyone who likes to have fun!

Here’s what you gotta do:

1. Gather some pieces of driftwood, twigs, leaves, berries, dandelions, pine cones, feathers, pretty much anything that can be considered “natural.” (No plastic, metal, or paper, etc.)

2. Build a little boat using only these natural materials!

3. Bring your boat and a camera to Trout Lake Park next Saturday, at 1 p.m. We’ll gather near the large dock at the north end of the lake off East 14th Ave near Victoria Dr.

4. Stick your boat in the water, give it a little push and snap a photo of it. We want photos of your creation floating in water!

5. Leave your boat in the water and go introduce yourself to other people who have also made boats. You might even choose to bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it. (I will be!)

6. E-mail your photo to: submit@booooooom.com with “Little Drifters” in the subject line. Look for it to appear in the Arts & Life section of The Vancouver Sun newspaper and of course there will be a gallery here!

7. We will award a prize for the best Little Drifter photo submitted!

IMPORTANT: This project is open to ANYONE, if you don’t live close to Vancouver and can’t meet up with us that’s OKAY! Find any body of water and take your photo there! Maybe you can organize a little picnic at a local park of your own! That would be amazing! Snap a photo of your “Little Drifter” and send it in along with the name of your city and the name of the park, pond, lake, whatever.

The deadline to email in your photos is Monday July 26th.

booooooom little drifters vancouver sun project

I want to give full credit to Lenny, whose creations were a big inspiration for this project! View his work here. He also had a little tip: “masts and sails don’t make them go faster, it just means you can see them for longer as they drift away.” Thanks again Lenny!

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats

Pooh Sticks by Lenny boats













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







30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.