23.03.11 by Jeff

Ian Francis

More paintings by Ian Francis.

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artist painter painting ian francis

artist painter painting ian francis

artist painter painting ian francis

artist painter painting ian francis

artist painter painting ian francis

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

  • http://ggno.blogspot.com GGNO

    don’t quite understand them but but i know i love them already!

  • http://pilotaz.blogspot.com Roman

    Is there any URL where i could see bigger sizes? 😀

  • http://www.bykenn.com Kenn

    I love Ian’s work. Epic and gorgeous.

  • Magda

    Very well done!

  • http://www.myspace.com/renaissancedream jeremy


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  • Erica Mao

    Definitely one of my favorites
    love the colors and perspective

  • http://www.mp-webdesign.co.uk Kelly

    I love the mix of geometric shapes and lines with the textured strokes and layering. The dark colours and red really play with your thoughts on what the paintings are trying to tell you. I get the sense that all is not right with the people in the images, a sort of ghostly feel in some and the feeling of death in others. Really interesting pieces though, I’d love to see them in a gallery so I could study them better.

  • http://www.hazlotopics.com Hazló painter

    The 4th painting… A kind of island bursting out from a blood ocean… I’d like to see it in real. Must be quite spectacular!

  • Alex

    What you don’t get from these photos is the pretty thick ‘gel’ glazes he uses. All of the red and black is thick layers of gel paint, with the lines and lighter areas masked off when this is applied. Picture 5 shows this in particular

  • michelle ruby

    Damn. I want to be in your mind.

  • willem

    Wicked. Love the color scheme.

  • Jerry

    this is amazing, its right in your face like booooooom

  • zoezky

    Booooooom has helped me find my new favorite painter. And gel, really?! cool

26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Hem


Paintings by the god, Andrew Hem. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Martine Johanna


Paintings by Dutch artist Martine Johanna. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

The Hateful Eight Roadshow


Director Quentin Tarantino and cinematographer Bob Richardson wanted their latest film, The Hateful Eight, to be the eleventh film ever to be shot in Ultra Panavision (as wide as widescreen gets) and with the help of the film company they were able to pull it off.

The Hateful Eight will be projected in 70mm in select theatres on Christmas day as a good old fashioned roadshow, meaning it will feature an overture, intermission, playbill, and extra footage!

Watch the featurette below and start the countdown.

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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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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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