07.04.11 by Jeff

Koki Tanaka

Yesterday I asked our readers (on Facebook) about a video that I’d seen of someone doing a whole bunch of mundane things like putting a glove onto a street post and throwing a mattress down some stairs. It was a long shot but I was hoping someone would know what I was talking about despite my vague description. Incredibly, it took less than 3 minutes to track down the video (thanks to Fredrik Berglund). So here is that video as well as a few other brilliant works by artist Koki Tanaka.

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View the videos below!


“everything is everything” (2007)

“how to close car doors” (2007)

“how to draw a line on the road” (2007)

“take some plastic cups” (2006)













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



  • the how to draw a line one is funny!

  • These are brilliant. I’m not sure whether they are playful or frustated, but i like them a lot.

  • none of these make sence in any way

  • wow… amazing that you found it so fast.

  • Lea

    I want some magic plastic cups too …. weapons in a war against boredom 🙂

  • thanks for posting this. I totally forgotten about this video.

    my favourite is when he had a loafa in his hand, and squeezes it really hard. as if he is angry.

  • mp

    This guy is my new favourite performance artist.

  • There is a lot of humor in these. I really like it.

  • So simple, so nice!

  • Bart

    I love this guy! Jeff you are a treasure hunter.

    • this guy is the best!

  • Benbenbenbenbenbenben

    I thought the toilet paper with the fan was beautiful.

  • This is incredible so cool, love it

  • Droolin

    lolwut? i don’t even…

  • T2

    It’s amazing!

  • hunk o cheese

    Oh man! I love this stuff! Reminds me a bit of Roman Signer.

    • ill look him up

  • If you like this you’d like the work of Roman Signer.

  • Amasing, he’s incredible.

  • NCIK

    the everything is everything video would be so cool played in reverse. :0

  • Cichapatka

    yeah, i love it.

  • Cichapatka

    yeah, i love it.





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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.

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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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