27.05.11 by Jeff

No Tankers

Clever posters by Rethink for the Dogwood Initiative as part of their ongoing No Tankers campaign. The posters change as it rains!

no tankers oil posters by rethink communications

Watch the video below!


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

  • Joost the Host


    Awesome concept, bravo Rethink!

  • Chelsea

    This has to be the same people who put those stickers on loonies to make it look like the loon was covered in oil.
    Both are great!

  • http://peep-toe-shoes.tumblr.com/ Ana Tendeiro

    I wish I was this creative :)

  • http://twitter.com/mfbolla bolla

    I’m not sure the posters were as smart as the video made about them. Great cause

  • http://www.conorbuckleyphotography.com conor buckley

    As long as the video gets the message out there the campaign can be considered successful? The value of the clever idea is attached to the campaign and distributed through you tube, blogs etc.. Very Clever

  • Alfin Akhret

    Simple idea implemented in creative way. Brilliant :-)

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  • lapetitefaon

    Super clever idea, very pretty video. Plus Foreground is such a good song!

  • http://andrewluk.wordpress.com/ Andrew Luk

    very interesting way of conveying the message without being trite

  • 8mismo

    This video along with the accompanying dramatic piano music gives the impression that the poster, in all its cleverness, is more important than the cause which it serves to remind people of. The poster is a great idea, but the video cheapens it. I like the idea of bringing the muck to people, so they have to confront it. Something else you could try: 1) collect the dead animals that wash up on the beach after an oil spill. 2) Freeze them. 3) Spread them around vancouver

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  • madlenedaily.tumblr.com

    This is an actually amazing idea, I’m so impressed it looks amazing and gives the message, love it!

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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25.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tom Climent


Wonderful abstract paintings of structured spaces by Irish artist Tom Climent. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) give you a taste of the city through his lens.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar


Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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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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