18.05.12 by Jeff

Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter: Fresh Blood Hunt (UK Residents)

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I’m not sure if you’re aware but there is a film coming out this summer called Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter and judging by the trailer it looks really promising. It’s based on a novel by Seth Grahame-Smith (any fans out there?) and the film version comes to us from Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov.

An art competition has been launched called Fresh Blood Hunt, and Booooooom and a few other art sites including Beautiful Decay and Lost at E Minor have been tapped on the shoulder to help gather submissions! The winner gets their artwork turned into a mural in London, and you also snag a 17″ Macbook Pro and Adobe CS6.

I think these types of contests usually attract the worst kind of art but I have a say in the finalists for this one. I’d love to see someone from Booooooom do something creative and win it!

UK-based creatives jump over here: freshbloodhunt.co.uk













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



  • fonzo

    Too bad the winners will be based on social media voting/status rather than good artwork. Thanks for the heads up though Jeff.

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      cheers fonzo – if i had a say in the design of the competition it might work differently but i will be doing what i can to push good work to the finals though

  • Ramseychapman

    definitely entered because of this post, here’s hoping  my entry isn’t ‘the worst kind of art’… 

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      cool man look forward to seeing it

      • Ramseychapman

        there’s a pretty awful entry winning at the moment, fonzo was right. bit of a shame.





29.05.16 by Staff

“NGURAALAMI” by Artist Otis Hope Carey

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Otis Hope Carey explores his indigenous heritage in a series that mixes 1960s optical art with themes of home and dreams of safe passage for his ancestors and the Gumbaynggirr people. His first solo exhibition, “NGURAALAMI,” will be on display at China Heights Gallery in Surry Hills (Sydney) starting May 27th. More images and video below!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto

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Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera

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It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli

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A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng

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Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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