11.05.11 by Jeff

James Jean

More drawings and paintings by James Jean.

Artist painter James Jean

Artist painter James Jean

Artist painter James Jean

Artist painter James Jean

Artist painter James Jean

Artist painter James Jean

Artist painter James Jean

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

  • I can’t express enough how much I love James Jean’s work!

  • These are incredible, the detail and line quality are lovely.

  • definitely some shades of hans belmer going on here… love it.

  • Mak

    I was lucky enough to see his most recent show, REBUS, at the Martha Otero Gallery (which was recently taken down) while on a trip to L.A. in March and it was one of the most breathtaking art experiences of my life. I’ve been a fan of Jean for years but he’s really been out-doing himself lately. Very inspiring.

    • Sarah Rafik Morcos

      I saw that same show. His work is very inspiring.

  • very cool!

  • Toby

    He’s so great! and @Julia, yeah, hadn’t noticed that before!

26.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Travis Christian


Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”


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


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


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


A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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