10.08.10 by Jeff

Kent Rogowski

Abstractions made by combining 40+ puzzles, by Kent Rogowski.

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

Love Love puzzle collages by Kent Rogowski

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

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

    genius! i would love to see these full size, on his site you can see they are pretty large!

  • Vanessa

    In a world where everything “has been done already”
    This person is truly unique :)

    • http://artsexdesign.com a

      great comment.

  • http://www.leeladeretta.tk Leela Deretta

    This is so so amazing.

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  • http://mariokolaric.wordpress.com/ drvokestena

    nice idea!!!!

    LOVE IT!

  • lapetitefaon

    WOW! These are sooooo brilliant, what simple incredibly, ridiculously well executed idea! I really, really, really love the color/scene in the third one. SIIIIIGH ITS SO AMAZING!!!

  • http://amsterdam-trip.com tom

    It is a very simple concept yet very effective. I am surprised that it has never been done before. It’s not like you need the software we have today or anything.

  • http://everydayiveknownyou.com Michael

    It’s funny how all those puzzles have the exact same tile pattern…

    I guess it makes sense if they’re all from the same company.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      yea that’s what it says on the website – as long as the puzzles are from the same brand they can be interchanged, you can see on the edges they don’t perfectly line up too

  • http://danielromanoski.com Daniel

    The Dr. Frankenstein of kitsch?

  • Chelsea

    what a fantastic idea!!

  • http://www.galleryhijinks.com/blog Jillian

    I just can’t get enough of art made of puzzles, but this dude is genius! I wonder how much time it takes to make one of these? The only person I’ve ever seen do something similar to this is Sebastian Wahl.

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  • http://www.misslieze.com misslieze

    omg, why didn’t i think of this!

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  • http://ragstoreverie.blogspot.com Lucy

    just to tell you all, he has prints selling on 20×200. :)


  • http://jenbekman.com/artists/kent_rogowski/ Jen Bekman

    Kent had a solo show of this work @ Jen Bekman Gallery in 2008.

    Images, PR and his bio/statement are available here:

    We’ve also several 20×200 editions from this series. Some prints are still available:

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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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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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