24.05.11 by Jeff

Drawn & Quarterly / Book Giveaway!

My friends at Drawn & Quarterly have just released a fabulous book called “Constructive Abandonment” by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber (the founding members of the Royal Art Lodge). I have 5 copies to giveaway! Who wants one?

Constructive Abandonment book by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Constructive Abandonment book by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Constructive Abandonment book by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Constructive Abandonment book by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

Constructive Abandonment book by Michael Dumontier and Neil Farber

More info about the book, here.

If you’d like the book tell me the name of your artist collective in the comments below. If you aren’t a part of one, make one up (even if you are a part of one it might be more fun to make one up).

I’ll pick 5 winners on Friday!

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

  • me, please!

  • toby

    cut collar collective

  • Luke

    I’m not in one but If I were it would be called “We Make Stuff” or “Bamboozled”

  • the limping squirrels shoe-mending and finger-painting crew


  • kuš!

  • Matt


    • Matt

      or LICK

  • Steve


  • randy lowe

    “Sons of Sammy Davis”

  • {the ginger collective} would <3 a D&Q book, s'il vous plaît.

  • Hege Eilersten


  • Ricarda

    Team Weltretter!

  • Randy Lowe

    ‘Sons of Sammy Davis’

  • memfizz

  • Oh yes, please!

  • Robert

    Brunette Studios ( all six of us are Brunettes….seriously…kind of culty but less Manson more Partridge family)

  • Allia

    writer’s republic

  • been

    the collective that do not wear pants

  • Andrew Belding

    If I were in a collective, we’d call it Flying Tigers Incorporated.

  • Mine is “Le Club des gens bizarres”.

  • Jesse

    Number IX

  • word around town

  • The Daily Undertaker Art Collective would Love to have a copy of this book!
    Our work focuses on the intersection of Art, Ritual and Death

  • I hope you art is more creative then your collective names…

  • Julien

    “Call Lick Thieves” or “Call, Lick Theaves” to make sense… does that make sense?

  • I will love to have a copy!

    – Kasper

  • Brthr!

  • L’allumeur Collective – dédié à la création d’art déconcertant et le placant, en haut, dans des lieux tout aussi déconcertante. Nous faisons aussi chauves-oirs (nichoirs à chauves-souris).

    The Lamplighter Collective – dedicated to the creation of baffling art and its placement, up high, in equally baffling places. We also make bathouses (birdhouses for bats).

  • Collect Coins Collective

  • Stray Kitties Empire

  • Carbon&Wire

  • CAN I HAVE ONEEEEEEEEEEEEEE, it’d just be great!

  • D2D

    Salon 23




  • Hannah

    me me me! please.

  • Kat

    colabo fingers

  • Katrina

    William Beckford’s Follies

    It’s a collective of two, art inspired by follies

  • Alex

    Just Knives, Serrated and Un

  • C3Pa: Cartoonist Collective of Central Pennsylvania

  • Scott

    Grow Op

  • Thom Chisholm

    liberty cap captains!

  • the collective is currently me, more will be added and it will still be called FRIENDSHIP AND HAPPINESS.

  • Hot Little Cut !!!

  • Aaron Gonzalez

    X-Men Lunchbox

  • TGL

    I’d love a copy of the book!

  • Tom

    I’m in the “We want a Constructive Abandonment book Collective”. No, seriously, I just cannot not have that book, it’s too amazingly beautiful.

  • Sean


  • Stray Dog

  • mr. jef

    Non-photo blue crew

  • Choppingtools Collective!

  • Steven Duncan

    cabin fever collective. We’d meet weekly on hillsides, and build Lincoln Log Mansions, and then ink doodles of monsters would populate their rooms :)

  • GODofpork

    Before It’s Too Late Collective

    Can’t we just draw?

    Kettle Collective

    Half Full collective.

    The don’t throw that away collective!

  • Colin

    “Good” Art Collective

  • Oedipus Wrecks

  • fartist collective

  • My Name is Url

  • Frednula Grain Silo

  • Jesse Weinberg

    Now Trending: #Nonsense Collective

  • wondercollective -tys

  • ryuheihotoke

    shit hot!

  • Long Lost is my collective’s name :) Mainly a record label right now, but me and my fellow art college buddies want to start an art movement soon :)

  • Jack

    the lonely pizza eaters

  • Feliks Isaksen

    Dysfunctional Beurocracy.

  • I would love to be the lucky one to have one.

  • Caroline


  • M_D

    Cave Mountain Mystery

  • rui

    Pandora Complexa

  • Elle P

    Oh, I, pls. My hand is raised up high.

    “Closet collective overseen By AdorkyHipster”.

    : )
    Either way thanks for the generosity.
    Loves it !!!

  • Me please.

  • Lucas


  • marcus

    Young & Dumb

  • Jean-François Poisson

    Take Care, Little Bird

  • -not quite quiet-
    collective of one… for now

  • Pó e Cotão
    (dust and dust ball)

  • Louis

    Triangle. Cross. Square. Circle. (TCSC)

  • Amber

    real life still life

  • ben

    Mexicans for the advancement of latino crafts!

  • Young Professionals

  • No Sir RE: Bob

  • Sebastian

    Amusing Youngster’s

  • I want one! :)

  • arts n farts n crafts

  • “Vioresa Viol Setar”-


  • Martine

    Band of Thieves

  • Kara


  • Patrick

    poppycock collective

  • jaycie

    the butlers of belvedere

  • Starting a production company with my boyfriend and it’s called “Talk Like Robots”

  • The taco puerco collective!

  • Adam

    Format Collective

  • The Flash Gallery Collective.

    Flash Gallery is a Windsor, Ontario artist collective geared towards re-appropriating gallery spaces as a site for active participation and creativity with the audience.

  • Cate

    the Triceratroops

  • Jerrrrrry

    the Alligator Plum Plus Three collective

  • Burnouts

  • Matt W.

    “Iron-fisted Goldfish Society”

  • Shane Cronin

    I must be Icarus (collective); flew too high, building up from the ground

  • Anthony Schmiedeler


  • huge fan ! i’d love to get one !

  • potato head posse !

  • Pêche Together.

  • Jesse

    the grind and roll colourama

  • Dan

    “The New Chicago School”

  • arnar

    -5 and the dancing sensation

  • Robyn

    The Forward Guard for the Advancement of Today’s Beauty


    • WE ARE CALLED ” LET IT GROW” We all go to NSCAD University in Halifax N.S. -CHeck us out!

  • sam


  • Our artist duo is (the highly inappropriately) named ‘Cabbage Snatch Kids’. We draw, we paint, we play ukuleles.

  • ross

    The Bee’s Knees

  • kevin

    Cheganomics: trickle down communism

  • The Caffeine Revery Collective

  • katgumball

    You may call us “tertiary tourniquet”. We substitute sense for alliteration.

  • Alicia P

    adolf hipster

  • Audrey

    MOI MOI MOI, S’il vous plait:)

  • Sarah

    Cold Water Flats

  • Freeways Collide

  • “Quackstar the Difference”.






    bologna and lunch meat ; all up in the front seat

  • steve

    it looks awesome. i like the mustard one XD. gimme a book pls.

  • Me, please!

  • Sage

    I’m part of The Bakery, a group of artists based in Calgary, AB. We print a publication called Fresh Bread.


  • Alex

    “ctrl ALTernative dlt collective”

  • Hitomi

    Big Heads United.

    We are a boyfriend/girlfriend duo and we both have (literally) large heads.

  • Diego

    animal collective..

  • The League of Awesome

  • kirby

    The Social Know-How Collective

  • Church of the Frozen Heavens
    (Yes, we snowboard, and every powder day is a Sabbath day; hooray for religious freedom! Take that, 9-5 job!)

  • Whoops, sorry- I just caught heck for that last one-
    CORRECTION: “Church of the Frozen Heathens”

  • PRISM index: People Really Into Scientific Melancholy (the index of)

  • Rebeca

    El culo ronca

    (The ass snores, referring to a saying that when somebody does as he wants he is doing what his ass snores, make sense?)

  • my collective: Grenade O’connor (formerly Password Dog)

  • The Audacity of Dope Design

  • Rachael Heller

    Learning by feel, artist collective for the visually impaired

  • Ashton ireland


  • Court Knee

    I Left My Bra In A Tree Collective


  • Jam

    twould be called Lemons!

  • Victor

    I would love a copy.

  • Chris

    There’s a comic book shop next to a magic the gathering/dnd type store that I go to. The comic book place runs a little publishing company and puts out a local artists comics. I was talking to the owner tonight, and he said every couple of weeks some people meet up and do a drink and draw night at the store. I’m planning on going next week, I’d probably be fucking lousy if I tried to draw drunk, I’d rather smoke some weed.

  • Chris

    Oh, yeah, so the name would be, “Philly Drunkards Collective”

  • Hao

    ▼ Let’s make wonderful things

  • Paul

    Hey there, great looking book!

    ‘Home Ground, Found Wanting’.

  • Slackk Hand Gang/ DanaKunzeClub

    Give book.

  • WHALES – Big and Great design and a cup of tea.


    Hedgehog Ties in the mail.


  • FF

    I’m part of artist collective Le Grand Crew and the Camouflage Club.

  • Jamie

    Collective = /Megaton Festoons/

  • lucy

    dollarish collective

  • nic

    me me!

  • bobby

    The Association for the Artistic Advancement of Boys & Girls & Bowlegged Squirrels

    Really want that book.

  • Bobby

    I belong to the “Famous International Playboys” of which I am the last.

    Really want that book.

  • bronya

    building things for satisfaction and knocking them down for pleasure.

  • M. Gordy

    Raw Wine & Cheese

  • Our collective is:
    OoO – Out of Order

  • Fresh Perspective Collective

  • I love paper… bound into books. (I also gave the wrong email address above -I’m not double posting, honestly.)

  • Paper Before Lunch

  • “Tumbleweed & The Refrigerators”

  • Stephanie

    The name of my collective is The Genteel Yeti Defense Collective, or the GYDC.


    The Alla-E-Stor Collective

  • Jason

    The Sweat Jets

  • I Run a international blog called WithoutG with urban art & design and this book would be perfect to blog about! (:

  • RAGA CLAN!!!

  • Owen

    Carnie Queen

  • Owen

    Kid Liquor

  • Ben

    The Rat Pack Ressurected

  • evan jed memmott here, of copper palate press

  • Jeff Schwartzbauer

    The Heat Beef Jukebox Collective

  • In the mid-eighties I, with some other experimental video-makers in Toronto, form United Media Art Studies. UMAS!!!

  • The collective collective

  • Jeremy


  • Howard Holloway

    Hollow Hands

  • joy fortuna

    It’s always the quiet ones.

  • david


  • Joost the Host

    Art is a blast collective


    New Cool Collective!

  • I’d really love to have a copy of this one. Looks very nice!

  • FireFireFire

    we have a collective already called; Collectibles

    But we think of forming another collective called; Members Only

  • florina

    the red cat

  • our collective is called strength in numbers

  • we are

  • leanne balderson

    Cold Water Collective!

  • 3 Gay Dads

  • Thee Randy Savage Collective

  • Fishcotheque

  • Lilly

    me please :)
    Wuthering Dreams

  • Annie

    Ours is called “Young Pilgrims”, we’re a bunch of art students from Auckland, New Zealand. We actually exist too, but we’re still in the process of recruiting more work and setting up our website!

  • Ian

    Been There, Done That

  • Hope

    Kalama Collective

  • I’m a part of The Pancake Bandits and Fugitives & Refugees :)

  • Taylor

    Modern Republic

  • Havent Yet Forgotten

    For my photo website, I have created a mission statement behind the content based on similar understandings of perspective and nostalgia. I’ve also been influenced by the term, “Negative Capability,” coined by poet John Keats describing the “capacity for accepting uncertainty and the unresolved.” Seemingly so, in both our art forms, I at least somewhat desire for the participants to feel nostalgia for a place they’ve never been or a face they’ve never seen. The understanding one brings from his or her own perspective and history, and how emotions come into play forms a unique conclusion for each person without being told what is occuring or an exact depiction of what it happening. I think it’s neat.

  • Leif

    Carnivore Galore!

  • Camz


  • Gabby

    ‘Experimental Subjects’

    Pick me please!

  • Bryan J

    Societies Manic Depressives

  • nino


  • i do i do i do



  • Sam S.

    On behalf of Andre Breton’s Secret Klitoris Kollective, winds of fate blow, blow!

  • Ruby Barrett

    The pencil posse

  • The Chiquitibum a la bimbom ba Collective! haha I bet it’s sticky :)

  • arran

    banana soup

  • Taste Test

  • kiddo

    remember on old video cameras there was a button or function for capturing images as negatives? this button was called nega/posi. so our collective is NegaPosse.

  • Taylor

    prescription hugs

  • Uncle Rico’s Pancake Haus

  • RLE

    Pangea Cult

  • Laura minder



  • “Chillin on this I second that I just realized I love Thinking about going outside, you needed more zazz!” [via yes.thatcan.be/my/next/tweet]

  • Me and other buddies are artist and we have created a collective called. ‘The Privileged Few’

  • oups sorry if i post again but i didn’t saw the rules of the game !


  • “Konst・igt”

    A few friends and I started the collective. In Swedish, konst means “art” and konstigt means “strange”.

  • “Straight No Chaser” Art Collective. We make art that hits you hard and fast with no cushy landing. Wake up! Its a cruel cruel beautiful world out there.

  • the guy who said “Kids in the Dark”…that was a good one..

  • Cine Maza, which roughly very translates to film club.

  • Shannon

    Ewoks Artworks

  • My blog is a collective of sorts,and I hope to branch out into an actual collective with the same name. A teen collective for the suburbs. abstractingabstract.tumblr.com

  • andreas matte

    in trust we god

  • balaso mate

    FoP (fear of plants), not real (yet)

  • The Knitted Pigeon Collective.

    (Inspired by this wonderful creation: http://www.designformankind.com/2010/09/stuffed-pigeon/)
    We now have a house full of them *sigh*

  • victocactus

    rock, paper, scissors and ghosts !

  • Eve

    Bugs have mental powers

  • Julianne

    we create melancholy crew

  • The winners (picked by the gang over at Drawn & Quarterly are:

    24:05:11 AARON:
    My Name is Url

    24:05:11 JACK:
    the lonely pizza eaters

    24:05:11 ASHTON IRELAND:

    25:05:11 BOBBY:
    I belong to the “Famous International Playboys” of which I am the last.

    25:05:11 TESS:

    Check your inboxes!!!



21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Till Rabus

A selection of recent work by artist Till Rabus from Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Click here for previous posts. See more images below.

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20.07.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Esther Sarto

A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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20.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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19.07.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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