21.07.11 by Jeff

World’s Largest Graffiti

Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan aka “The Rainbow Sheikh” may have just created the world’s largest tag by having his name dug into the sand in Abu Dhabi. While I think it’s really stupid looking I just wanted to point out that it is one letter short of being epic.

Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan worlds largest graffiti seen from space

It can actually be seen from space (actual Google Earth image)!


Abu Dhabi Sheikh Hamad bin Hamdan Al Nahyan worlds largest graffiti seen from space

via: forbes













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



  • other “Rainbow Sheikh” facts from wikipedia:

    He has one of the largest car collections in the world at over 200 cars and trucks which are stored in a pyramid that he purpose built

    He constructed the world’s largest truck; a replica of a classic Dodge Power Wagon, but eight times the original Power Wagon size This has four bedrooms inside the cabin.

    In 1983 he acquired seven Mercedes 500 SEL, one for each day of the week, which the firm Styling Garage in Germany painted in the colours of the rainbow complete with matching interior. The vehicles also included gun racks on the inside of the boot lid which held several M16 rifles. The guns were painted to match the cars.

  • If Jim Denevan decided to use diggers… yeah, it wouldn’t be this.

  • Hum, wouldn’t call that “graffiti”!

    • well its kind of like tagging something isn’t it?

      • Is writing something tagging?
        Can buldozers do graffiti?

        No and no!
        But that’s only my point of view!

  • MAriel

    it sounds like he’s compensating for something….

  • money momey money honey!

  • emma

    ha. MAD.

  • Jeff, you should nip down and dig yourself a little (little meaning very, very big) A to go on the end. It’d be an adventure!

    • haha im on my way

  • oliomonte@web.de

    I guess there would be a better message for space-aliens than the name of a massively narcissistic sheikh, who lost every touch to reality.

  • Probably making Koons jealous

  • trip

    kinda similar to richard long work only larger but with words

  • lapetitefaon

    “one letter short of being epic” ahahah! I kinda hate this! What a disruption of landscape for no reason!

    • ya i reallllly hate it, like man give me some money to do something way more fun

    • RL

      ..am at lost, what is this one letter?

  • I’d like to see a shot of someone stood by it. How does anyone manage to make something that large and still keep it pretty straight? Although it’s just his name, it’s still pretty impressive, especially being able to see it from Google Earth

  • daniel

    there are people starving to death in the world and this moron is spending millions doing things like this.

    • M

      It’s his money, he can do whatever the fuck he wants with it. When did it become other people’s “responsibility” to make sure others are fed?

  • dumb kid

    what is it one letter short of?

  • Jaci

    pointless, ugly and annoyingly arrogant.

  • Shane

    I can say with absolute certainty that he is a genuinely nice guy. I grew up an oil brat in Dubai, then Abu Dhabi, and I met him on more than one occasion. He let me climb all over and play in his 1950 Jaguar XK roadster collection when I was a little one. He also donates a hell of a lot of money to charities. More money, in fact, than some countries. And before you all demand proof, all I need is to have seen the receipts framed on a wall in his car (and hovercraft) hangar to be convinced of his charitable work. You have to understand that sheikhs are princes. They have more money than you can imagine. So arrogant? yes. The total prick you’re all making him out to be? no.





22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements, which will be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

 

 

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A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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19.05.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

If you missed them, the last two 5 Questions posts are HERE and HERE. Quite a variety of responses to the question about whether Instagram is helping or hindering your creativity. Here are this weeks questions for you to answer! Feel free to leave comments on other people’s answers! My answers are there too.

 

The Questions

1 – What is the number of unread emails currently in your inbox?

2 – Describe a piece of art in your home.

3 – Do you/Did you have a nickname? Explain it.

4 – Share a link to a video that cheers you up.

5 – Appetizer or dessert?

 

LEAVE A COMMENT / ANSWER THE QUESTIONS