14.01.11 by Jeff

Wayne White

Paintings by Wayne White.

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

word paintings by artist painter wayne white

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

  • http://wreckandslender.com bryce

    by far my favorite posting on booooooom

  • http://www.alexpatin.com Alex Patin

    This is way too awesome. They are beautiful paintings with wonderful looking letters! It’s almost perfect, and I love the cohesiveness.

  • Brian

    I got his monograph this December. I’ve only had a chance to skim through it, but the work and developement is amazing.

  • tini

    i guess the landscapes are found paintings painted on?

    • simon

      Don´t think they´re found paintings…he seems to have full control over the letterings within the landscape… and how light and shadow from each react together.

      the 7th one down glows around it…he owns every aspect of the painting.

      • Matt

        Tini is right. From a press release for one of his shows:

        Rather than a canvas, White paints on 1960s and 1970s thrift-store lithographic reproductions of 19th century Romantic landscape paintings, incorporating their kitsch iconography into the composition with both irony and national pride.

  • http://tetrismagic.blogspot.com/ Julian

    These. are. amazing.

  • http://twitter.com/mfbolla bolla


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

    Oh god! Terribly amazing!!

  • Alicks Renee

    Wow. All I gotta say.

  • http://betweenblackandwhite.tumblr.com/ drvokestena

    sooooooooooo gooooood!!!

  • http://art-sponge.com/ Patrick

    Holy ! those are amazing, his skill at perspective is excellent

  • http://ditzl.wordpress.com ditzl

    the realness

  • http://www.waynewhiteart.com Neil

    For all you WW lovers. He’s performing at Largo in LA on 2/1. Use coupon code “ww” for $10 off.

  • rasaka

    damn clever! :)

  • rasaka

    damn clever! 😉

  • http://psychedelicanemone.blogspot.com thomessa

    this is the coolest thing!

  • http://deadprecedence.com Jorgen

    Wayne White is brilliantly creative.

  • http://andifitsreal.com Tøger Torkel

    Really awesome, and great idea

  • Mina



    If these are found landscapes, I would easily believe the artist painted them anyway because of how well he handles the lettering.

  • carmin

    yes yes mooore lsd

  • Eric

    This is a bit much like ronald kurniawan’s work wouldn’t you say??

  • http://www.toomuchfastfood.tumblr.com Bobby

    I remember seeing these in my sculpture class last summer during a lecture. Pretty awesome stuff. You all should check out his installation piece from the Rice Gallery in Houston. http://www.ricegallery.org/new/exhibition/biglectricfan.html

  • kacey z

    yoooo tight!!!

  • http://elsahenderson.com elsa

    fairly certain they have a couple of these on the wall at Fred 62 in los feliz!

  • http://www.scottwoodardstudio.com scottw

    His bio says: His most successful works have been the world paintings featuring over-sized, three-dimensional text painstakingly integrated into vintage landscape reproductions.

    Fantastic work!

  • kekeke

    reminds me of ruscha, anyone anyone?

  • ruru

    His work will be shown at Herron School of Art and Design in Indy from Jan 21 to Feb 24. Check it out!!! :)

  • http://hellomaseman.com maseman

    wow, these are amazing.

  • Agastyan

    Very skilled work.. My problem isnt with the skill its with society. It seams that we can’t look at something beautiful without putting letters all over it.

  • Carlos Marco

    He’s made some of these for Lambchop records, such as “Nixon”.

  • Abzats

    words with different meaning – interesting

  • Morgan

    oh man. totally genius

  • Leonid
  • http://heidizito.com heidi

    his word paintings are just like Ed Ruscha’s in the 60s!

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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