22.07.11 by Jeff

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This email made my night! Messages like this really motivate me to keep working on this site! Thanks Jacob, it was my pleasure to feature you!

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



  • żet

    this side is great , keep the good work

    • thank you zet!

  • I must concur with Jacob. Being featured on Booooooom is the best web-related experience I’ve had yet as an artist. It’s a blog I visit (at least) twice a day, so it is really a dream come true for me. And, yes, people seem to have come out of the woodwork as a result, interested in my work. I’d say that a big “THANK YOU JEFF” is in order.

  • smaomao

    sweeet[=

  • brentley

    I can’t tell you how many good design blogs I have followed for the last five years and how many of those have died. Your blog is the only one that has been consistently great and fun to follow.

    I understand how much work it is to keep up but I want to thank you for keeping one of the best design sites on the web.

    • thanks i will do my best to keep it going and keep it consistent! it definitely is a lot of work but i enjoy it even more than i did when i started

  • I would like to send you this kind of message one day. aha

  • WASS

    This is wonderful!

  • kavin

    boom!

  • It is good opportunity. Maybe I also need this : )

  • jeff your awesome!!! so are you Jacob! keep up the good work!

    • thanks tylerrrrrr!

  • ehsanslipknot

    hi
    what is yout iphone case ?!

    • its a gel case from an asian stand in a mall near my house. my favourite

  • You’ve create something big.

    • JvW/

      i agree, this site has remained my little get-away for going on 2 years now. Thank you for giving this to us Jeff.

      • thank YOU guys – i love working on the site because of you

  • nice work!
    😉

  • lapetitefaon

    YAY! For both parties! Congrats on the show and as always congrats on a great site!

  • RALFANA

    I’m from Brazil and I lived in Vancouver for 2 years, must say I regret I didn’t meet you when I was there Jeff… Inspires me as no other Art Blog! Awesome work!

    • let me know if you ever come back!





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Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

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