23.01.12 by Jeff

Disney Joy Division t-shirt?

Disney Mickey Mouse Joy Division t-shirt
Weird news of the day: Disney is actually selling a Mickey Mouse t-shirt inspired by Joy Division’s “Unknown Pleasures” album, via their Disney Store. Are they pandering to hipster parents at the cost of their brand image? Is there a negative to associating Mickey with a band, whose name is a reference to sex slaves in concentration camps, and a lead singer who committed suicide? The shirts have all sold out.

Disney Mickey Mouse Joy Division t-shirt
via: pitchfork













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



  • Intense. Definitely green-lighted by clueless higher-ups!

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  • Eva

    They also have one modeled after Iron Maiden, with Animal on drums.

  • Buster

    Well this will do more damage to joy division than it will to Disney

    • Mila Stone

      Word

  • lapetitefaon

    the merger of the two by Disney is totally kooky idea but aesthetically…I think its beautiful?!

  • guy
  • Driggers

    I think pandering to hipsters would be accurate. It’s just like every single play on words that have been done with the iconic Black Flag logo.

  • sanjit

    forget Disney’s reputation (they have a horrible one), what about Joy Division? This trend of making a profit by commercializing old bands because they are seen as ‘edgy’, is getting annoying.





24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.

 

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24.05.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Noel Badges Pugh

Love the line work in these drawings by artist Noel Badges Pugh. See more images below.

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24.05.17 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Chris Coyle

A selection of work by photographer Chris Coyle. More images below.

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24.05.17 by Jeff

Call For Submissions: Aint-Bad No. 12

Laura Pannack

 

Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Akira Covers for Epic Comics

Came across this great archive of Katsuhiro Otomo’s art and put together a little selection of my favourite Epic Comics Akira covers. More images below.

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