09.02.11 by Jeff

Maricor & Maricar

Embroidered type work by sisters, Maricor and Maricar Manalo.

embroidered type Maricor and Maricar Manalo

embroidered type Maricor and Maricar Manalo

embroidered type Maricor and Maricar Manalo

embroidered type Maricor and Maricar Manalo

They’ve got a show opening March 3rd @ MART Gallery (Australia).













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



  • love the typography!

  • beautiful and simple… nice!!!

  • K.J. LeBeau

    PIXIES!

  • Lucy

    is that done by hand? it’s pretty amazing!

  • David

    where is my mind…

    Love that last one!

    though the colours and type seem a bit dated, it still looks really nice

  • love love love! i thought of the pixies too. i think the type for the last two are refreshing too, fantastic! can i send you clothing to embroider? ill send money too!

  • wa!wonderful!~nice!

  • Cheers for all the comments!! These are all hand sewn and are inspired by song lyrics, some mis heard and mixed up but we kept the Pixies lyric untouched as we really liked the sentiment.

    James, here’s our email (hi@maricormaricar.com) if you’d like to get in touch. Thanks again for the kind words, it’s great to hear people like our stuff!

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  • hannah

    and you’ll ask yourself.. where is my mind?
    i love the colorful embroidery and the clever i dea at the top. very nice.





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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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