31.01.11 by Jeff

Justin Richel

Beautiful gouache works by Justin Richel.

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artist gouache justin richel

artist gouache justin richel

artist gouache justin richel

artist gouache justin richel

artist gouache justin richel

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



  • Really nice work! Reminds me of another artist: http://joshkeyes.net/ Love his work as well.

  • Great work!

  • Amazing! That pyramid is beautiful!

    Very refreshing to see such detail in a wall painting, and such an intimate scale.

  • i like the twister a lot

  • Nice work Justin! The bird pieces our my favorite. I like thinking about the implications of hierarchy with the birds.

  • inkyoats

    i want that in my house!

  • lapetitefaon

    I really really really love the first piece so so so much ahhhhhhh! It makes my head spin its so beautiful I’d give away like…a pinky toe to have it in my house!

  • Jen

    Saying that something is ‘nifty’ doesn’t seem quite adequate…but this is nifty! Every home, from 4 bedrooms to a dorm, should have something like this on a wall.

  • Pamela

    Lovely

  • lovely compositions!

  • lovely!!!! muy interesante!!!

  • Abbey

    were can i get the tornado !
    want one for my room





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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23.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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22.08.16 by Jeff

Doodle Hunt Winners + The Big Doodle Reveal

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A big thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Hunt with Society6! It was a lot of fun seeing all the tweets and stuff from all the hunters! A quick FYI, due to the small hiccup with the mailer we’ll be emailing every single one of you who found all the doodles with a little extra thank you for participating!

What a fun way to bring together the Booooooom and Society6 communities! Special thanks to our official Doodlers, Sara Maese, WishCandy, and Nicole Xu for creating some really terrific artwork for us (to hide)!

And now, here are the Doodle Hunt prize winners:

(2) Main Prizes: $500 Society6 Gift Cards:

Kristine V
Jonah C

(5) Secondary Prizes: $100 Society6 Gift Cards:

David A
Sam H
Phil R
Lucy R
Maria G

Congratulations to these lucky hunters, and thank you to everyone who participated. You will all be contacted via email, so keep your eyes peeled for that.

Now for the big Doodle Reveal, have a look below at all the amazing artwork that we commissioned for the Doodle Hunt! Thanks again to the gang at Society6 and to everyone who participated, this was so much fun for us, hopefully for you too!

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