18.08.10 by Jeff

Air Whale

Bertrand, an air whale made of garbage bags, by Matt Jones.

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones

Garbage bag air whale by Matt Jones













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



  • Uli

    Wow, this is beautiful!

  • MarlenePB

    haha! thats insanely cool ;D

  • Karen

    Ah, yes! I feel like I’ve been waiting my whole life for someone to use garbage bags this way.

    • Am

      LOL

      Seriously though, I hope there was some purpose other than “artistic merit” in using the garbage bags for this. Like maybe they could have used it to send the message across to stop littering the ocean, or save the whales, or campaign for marine life, etc etc.

      Just saying.

      • gabriel

        If they did, it would be a rare case of sending a message through art that is actually pretty cool. If they didn’t, the fun factor alone does it for me!

      • JCD

        I’ll agree with AM on this. Anyone can make a whale out of garbage bags, using only the smallest amount of energy and a little bit of thought.

  • wow this is awesome!

  • Joshua allen did this in NYC… But he used the subway air vents to inflate them… Google his name to see some amazing video of it

    • Joshua Allen’s sculptures are phenomenal. Thank you for the resource.

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  • This is great. We’ve made a post with Matt Jones & Florentijn Hofman.
    If you want to check it:
    http://fessolsnaps.wordpress.com/2010/08/24/air-whale-oversized-toys/

  • greg

    haha thats really garbage!!!!!

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26.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Travis Christian

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Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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