04.08.10 by Jeff

Beck’s Record Club

Beck’s Record Club is a one of my favourite projects on the internet right now. A cast of musicians gather and record an album in a day, and the videos are rough, and unrehearsed, and sometimes incredible.

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Watch a few of the videos below!

INXS – “Kick” – St. Vincent + Liars + Os Mutantes

Skip Spence – “Books of Moses” – Feist + Jamie Lidell + Wilco

Yanni – “Keys to Imagination” – Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) + Tortoise

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

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  • http://www.myspace.com/lidopimienta Lido Pimienta

    Why dont they create new songs?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      I think it might be fun just to play someone elses songs

  • http://www.myspace.com/lidopimienta Lido Pimienta

    I guess I am not much of a cover person. I like to jam and make new songs.

  • http://someperfectworld.tumblr.com/ Maya

    oh yay. i’ve been a fan of his record club since i heard about it. plus the inxs fuelled nostalgia is too much goodness. heh.

    i LOVE the irreleant topics section on his site. my fav so far is the one on tom waits.

    also. you may be interested in this:

  • http://pammmblog.blogspot.com Daphne

    I love the cover, they make something good out of it. Then it’s ok. :)

    Did u guys check this blog out? http://pammmblog.blogspot.com It’s about photography and new, fresh music.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/simeonfrohm Simeon Frohm

    GOSH! my brain hurts! this is genius!

  • http://www.7eastsix.com 7eastSix

    This is such an interesting project! I think that the platform is perfect to let a guy like Beck really stretch out and play with his musical curiosities. His massive creativity is really on display throughout, especially in the (careful?) curation of the accompanying artists.

    Those Yanni sessions are incredible!

26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Hem


Paintings by the god, Andrew Hem. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Martine Johanna


Paintings by Dutch artist Martine Johanna. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

The Hateful Eight Roadshow


Director Quentin Tarantino and cinematographer Bob Richardson wanted their latest film, The Hateful Eight, to be the eleventh film ever to be shot in Ultra Panavision (as wide as widescreen gets) and with the help of the film company they were able to pull it off.

The Hateful Eight will be projected in 70mm in select theatres on Christmas day as a good old fashioned roadshow, meaning it will feature an overture, intermission, playbill, and extra footage!

Watch the featurette below and start the countdown.

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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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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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