27.01.11 by Jeff

Thank You Media Temple!

I have been running Booooooom out of my own pocket for the past three years and in that time it has grown well beyond anything I could have ever imagined. This massive growth, while amazing, has never been free and when our monthly pageviews broke 3 million I wasn’t sure I could afford the costs of hosting it.

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Lucky for me the gang at Media Temple offered to sponsor the site and help make the cost of running it a lot more affordable. They went out of their way to make sure Booooooom could continue to grow, and even spotlighted us on their blog.

So a big thank you to Media Temple! Boooooooom is now powered by (mt) VPS hosting on a pair of Dedicated Virtual servers. I’m not totally sure what that means but essentially we’ll be around for a long time thanks to their generosity.

I want to assure everyone this is not a paid advertisement, I just felt like it was the least I could do to show my gratitude.

Cheers,

Jeff













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



  • Hooray for helpful peeps supporting awesome things!

  • MMC

    Congrats, Jeff! Definitely deserved!

    • thanks matthew!

  • Kyle

    They are a cool company! Love that they are supporting.

  • congrats ! and great interview too !

  • Andrew

    The background image of your blog is so interesting.
    How to make this?

    • in photoshop

      image>mode>bitmap

      • Andrew

        thanks for your reply,

        so.. is it consists of halftone images over-layed one another at different transparencies?

        and the effect looks very fine, what methods did you used? diffusion dither? halftone? custom pattern?

        can you please teach me a little bit more? because I really want to learn more, and your works are really nice.

      • i drew the original image and then used bitmapped it and i dont remember the exact settings, just play around with it, its really simple.

      • Andrew

        thanks again,
        i understand now, the most important thing is to make a right picture before the bitmap process.
        can you show me the original picture?

  • Thanks MediaTemple!

  • big up!

  • YAHOOOOOO…TO NEW BEGINNINGS

  • Congrats!

    So you’ll be in Hawaii? What sorta project you got going on?

    • will be announced next week – gonna be over there with a bunch of artists staying together- documenting them as they make work for a show there

  • Long life to Booooooom!

  • Spotlights on Booooom! This is fully deserved. Congratulations!

  • Yaya that’s amazing! I had no idea this was run out of your own pocket for three years….stoked you will be sticking around!

    • thank you victoria!

  • Congrade Jeff!

    • thankss daniel!

  • good karma!
    keep it up

    • thanks michael!

  • Congrats! Now I love Media Temple even more!

  • bess

    yay!!!! wooohoo!

  • MEDIA TEMPLE FTW!! my friend just started working there and says it’s amazing, small company, big presence. Love for MT and love for booooooom!

    • yes! great people!

  • woo hoo! glad to hear the good news!

  • Thats so amazing, I use Media Temple VPS They are great, and thats cool because Boooooooom ROCKS, one of my favorite inspiration websites out there,

    Marios

    • cheers marios!

  • Cho-Wai Ben Fung

    Thank you to Media Temple and to Jeff for keeping us inspired by showcasing great artists and putting other fun things on here.

    Keep on rocking!

    • cheers mr fung!

  • thank you media post!!

  • I can only wait & dream til my site becomes big enough to be sponsored by media temple!

  • I’ve been without internet for a week in Egypt due to political reasons. This is a great post to come back to. Mabrook! (Congratulations in Arabic) 🙂

    • had no idea you were in Egypt! im glad you have internet back, be safe over there!





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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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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