22.11.10 by Jeff

Dan Witz

“Mosh Pits”, paintings by Dan Witz.

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mosh pits paintings dan witz painter

mosh pits paintings dan witz painter

mosh pits paintings dan witz painter

mosh pits paintings dan witz painter

mosh pits paintings dan witz painter

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

  • Apes

    The 5th one is my favourite.

  • Jamie

    Is that Matt le Blanc in the last one?

  • http://huppacups.blogspot.com/ HUPPACUPS

    WHAT?! looks more like an good photoshoped photo, than a good painted painting. good work!

  • http://theburdenofmystery.com evan

    just wow. badass.

  • http://www.davidisrestless.com davidisrestless


  • FaLLo

    Wow.. Amazing..

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  • http://everydayiveknownyou.com MP

    I love the lighting…

  • Niko

    Wo these are so sick!

  • Myraha

    Just noticed the face of the girl in the third painting who’s squinting her eyes is the same model in the top left hand corner of the last one.

    • Chris

      Oh yeah! And the guy to the right of her with the red cap is in both pieces too. Also, in the second one… I think he used the same model for several of the girls?

  • Anny

    i like how he doesn’t include any of the actual concert scenes, it makes the paintings much more human and visceral.

  • http://www.flickr.com/bastiencest Seba

    Just wow, just amazing, just wow

  • http://wake-n-bake.net Wake-n-bake

    Purely Amazing!!

  • http://www.sradnidge.com sr

    wow… these have detail!!

  • Thitima Sukwatthana

    Oh my buddha!!! they are very wonderful!!

  • S

    He appears to print a photo onto canvas and then paint on top of it. A technique that is becoming more and more common and is often misinterpreted as actual talent (I was very dissappointed to discover that Helnwein does this too, at least Richter has the decency to project the photos onto canvas and painstakingly draw them out!).

    He mentions it in this interview on his website:

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  • Pamela

    These are absoloutley amazing!!! They look exactly like photographs of mosh pits, im so impressed.

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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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