13.09.10 by Jeff

Hack Job / Winners

Among all of the Hack Job submissions there were five that really stood out to me. It is my pleasure to hook up each of the creators with some shoes, courtesy of Converse Skateboarding! And the winners are:

converse skateboarding booooooom hack job

Philip Maniaci – The pirate/sword thing was already a solid idea, and the video just takes it to a whole other level! It’s a freakin pirate skating a half pipe on a sword people! Gnaaargh!


converse skateboarding booooooom hack job

Christian Zenga + Jordan Huffman – Another fantastic concept and a perfect little video to go with it, love the ending especially!


converse skateboarding booooooom hack job

Sarah Blum – A pillow skateboard! I’m sure these things would sell like hot cakes on Etsy! Sarah, you better copyright this idea!



Erin Guimond – Just a beautiful little design, love the little wheels.


laptop skateboard

Farley Vaughan – Lap top skateboard, serious business!!!


You guys are all amazing – not just these five, but everyone who submitted something to this project! Thanks for making this so much fun!

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

  • lapetitefaon

    The plant boxes are beautiful! I love them! Where was that shot? I want to move into that pretty neighborhood!

  • Lisa Jane

    I LOVE the planter skateboards. Such an amazing concept! This project was so fun. I can’t wait until the next one!

  • Sword board!

  • Droolin

    lol the pirate is just brilliant

  • NICE JOB FELLOW PARTICIPANTS!!! Be sure to post some pics of your new kicks!


    (Banana Board Brian)

  • Josue

    New to Booooooom, I could not imagine what submissions youd get for this project… What amazing stuff, activity and fun your blog INSPIRES ! Purely creative/positive, way 2 go.

  • I want to use that kind of skating wheels too. Very much interested. Thanks for sharing.

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  • MATT

    Skate Sword!

21.10.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alexandre “Zedig” Diboine


Digital paintings by illustrator Alexandre Diboine aka Zedig. More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Julie Heffernan


Recent paintings by artist Julie Heffernan (previously featured here). More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind


Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).

Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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20.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Joseph Minek


Cleveland, Ohio-based artist Joseph Minek experiments with traditional photographic processes to create images that resemble modernist abstract paintings. See more of Minek’s work below.

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20.10.16 by Staff

Exhibition: Evan Hecox’s “Northern” and Drew Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever”


Amsterdam-based Andenken Gallery is hosting concurrent solo exhibitions of American artists Evan Hecox and Drew Leshko. “Northern” showcases Hecox’s ongoing series of paintings based on photos from his trip through Iceland and the Netherlands last year while Leshko’s “Heaven is Whenever” captures the transition and decay of urban life through dollhouse-scale sculptures made from wood and paper.

Check out more images below or on display at the Makerversity Amsterdam space from October 28 until November 14.

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