10.04.12 by Jeff

The real location of The Simpsons’ Springfield revealed!

Matt Groening Reveals the Real Location of The Simpsons’ Springfield

After 25 years of secrecy, The Simpsons creator Matt Groening has revealed to Smithsonian Magazine that the show’s fictional town of Springfield was actually based in… wait for it… Oregon!

Eventhough I stopped caring about the show a long time ago it was my favourite show growing up and revealing this is almost blasphemy! What do you think?

Excerpt:

Springfield was named after Springfield, Oregon. The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show “Father Knows Best” took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, “This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield.”

Read the entire interview here.













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



  • Sarah

    Umm..Oregon is the coolest state ever. Blasphemy?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      i said blasphemy not because it’s Oregon, because it’s been revealed. it should have remained a secret, an imaginary place.

  • http://rainyquail.tumblr.com/ BQuinn

    As a Portland resident, I’m glad I’ve been correct in thinking it’s my Springfield this whole time.

  • Lauren

    I don’t mind that it has been revealed because the concept of it being reminiscent of all other Springfields still exists. It is never really represented strictly as Springfield, Oregon, either; think of all of the times where they talk about their neighbor states- most of them are no where near Oregon. It may be named after a specific Springfield, but it still exists as many, I think.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      yea true i just think it’s strange to mess with the Simpson universe like this, but i guess after the 10th season they weren’t very faithful to that universe anyways. i think i first realised it was no longer precious in the episode when homer lost a thumb. can’t remember what season that was. it just wasn’t the same show anymore.

      • http://michaelkostal.com michael

        to me, the simpsons died when maude flanders died by getting hit by a tshirt gun. i agree that even though it may be based on a specific springfield , it has always and will always remain a fictitious universe.

      • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

        ya i remember not being able to believe that that had actually happened

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

    ruining my childhood. why?!!!!!!!!

  • http://blog.mattfrenchart.com/ matt

    Influences can be seen from Olympia, Washington, as well.

    Matt went to school at Evergreen, and just west of Olympia there is a nuke power plant. Are there any correlations between Duff and Olympia beer? I don’t know.

  • Shea Kennedy

    thats weird, i always just assumed for some reason that the show took place in springfield oregon. i never really knew it was a big secret.

  • http://glipress.blogspot.com/ Clarence Ewing

    Now that I know, it’s not as upsetting as I thought it would be. I think I share Jeff’s position that it doesn’t matter much now.

  • lepetitfaon

    I always assumed as a child it was after Springfield, Oregon as my family always drove by that town on the way to my grandmother’s house in Oregon and I would think “there can’t be any other Springfields!” so happy it worked out this way!





29.04.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Tomer Hanuka

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A selection of work by New York-based illustrator Tomer Hanuka. More images below.

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29.04.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Maria Kreyn

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A selection of paintings by Russian-born, New York-based artist Maria Kreyn. More images below.

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29.04.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Paolo Del Toro

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based artist Paolo Del Toro’s collaboration with photographer Tifani Truelove, Baba of the Woods, is a wonderfully odd combination of sculpture, costume and photography. See more images from the series and selections of Del Toro’s handiwork below.

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29.04.16 by Staff

New Work by Artist Vasilis Avramidis

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We posted a selection of paintings by artist Vasilis Avramidis back in January (click here for previous post). Avramidis’ latest is on display for the first time in the United States at Slete Gallery in Los Angeles. Check out more images below.

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28.04.16 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

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*Update April 28th 2016 – We are continuing to update this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated very frequently, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

 

I am compiling an extensive list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the best suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey new work by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) or mood boards that do not make any effort to link back to the source of the work.

Please share this with friends, the more input we have the better this resource will be!

 

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