10.11.10 by Jeff

Casteller

“Casteller” by photographer Mike Randolph. In the city of Tarragona, Spain, castellers gather every two years to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles. This is so intense!

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Watch the incredible video below!


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



  • better get the stretchers!

  • be sure to jump over to Mike Randolph’s site – his photos are beautiful

  • Incredible.
    But looks somehow dangerous.
    On the other hand, it’s spain!
    They have bull fighing and the bull race in Pamplona 🙂

  • Marga

    Castells is a tradition from Catalunya, any animal is killed… it’s beautiful, bull fighting is a shame.

  • gale

    Catalunya, is not Spain

    • Tarragona is a city in the south of Catalonia in the north-east of Spain

      • Yes, but Catalonia is a country with a culture and a tongue own. This is important for us.Bull fighting is a shame. Thanks Jeff.

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  • soooooooo goooooooooood!!!!!!!!!

    where else than in Spain hehehe

    GREAT!!!

  • Castellers is a tradition from the catalan community, Catalunya derives from the term “Land of Castles” having evolved from the term castlà, the ruler of a castle. This has deep roots!!





30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Dominic Wilcox Creates Art Exhibition Specifically For Dogs

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London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.

Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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30.08.16 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!

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Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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30.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alex Jenkins

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A bunch of terrific work by London-based illustrator Alex Jenkins. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: David Jien

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A selection of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist David Jien. More images below.

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29.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Rebecca Hastings

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A selection of paintings by artist Rebecca Hastings. More images below.

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