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.





16.01.17 by Staff

Animated 3D-Printed Sculptures by Artist John Edmark

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Check out the latest batch of 3D-printed sculptures by artist and inventor John Edmark (previously featured here). Based on the same geometrical ratios found in nature, Edmark’s spiralling “Blooms” come to life when spun under a strobe light specifically synchronized to flash at every 137.5º turn. See more images and full video by filmmaker Charlie Nordstrom below!

 

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Artist Spotlight: Hueman

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16.01.17 by Jeff

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16.01.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Brendan Monroe

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Our friend Brendan Monroe’s show “Mammatus” just opened at Curator’s Cube in Tokyo. We stopped by the space last week and it all looked fantastic — a nice mix of drawing, painting and sculpture (especially loved the ceramics). The shows up until the 29th so if you happen to be in Japan go go go. Have a look at more images below!

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16.01.17 by Staff

“Deviant Objects” by Inna Babaeva

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Another batch of sculptures by New York City-based artist Inna Babaeva (click here for previous post). Check out more “Deviant Objects” below!

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