07.09.12 by Jeff

Geoff McFetridge

Artist Geoff McFetridge
New paintings by Geoff McFetridge, from his show “Around Us and Between Us” opening this month at Ivory and Black. Love these.

Artist Geoff McFetridge

Artist Geoff McFetridge

Artist Geoff McFetridge

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



  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • He’s incredible.

  • Dalton

    I don’t mean to come off as ignorant or anything, but I was just wondering if someone could explain to me what they enjoy about these particular paintings? I think these just don’t resonate with my own tastes, but I was just wondering if there was some context or idea behind these that I’m missing.

    • i wonder if you think the same about every other post that doesn’t resonate with your own taste.  Not to sound arrogant myself, and to keep things simple, you don’t have to like it.  I recommend more of mcfetridge’s work if you haven’t already checked it out!  cheers

    • what i personally enjoy about these paintings [along with geoff’s other work] is how he works with color and simple shapes to create a familiar scene or event. these events may not be perceived as “important or interesting” to most but i think that’s what is so beautiful about it. for me it’s quite striking how he can create something so simple yet complex. the way he works with color and composition is exceptional.

      • Dalton

        Bolla: No, typically if I see something that I don’t like, usually I just accept it as a difference in taste preference and move on. It is what it is. However, with this work (and the other pieces of this style that I’ve seen) there isn’t anything I necessarily don’t like, it’s just that the style comes off as so intentionally done in style and minimalism that it made me wonder if it was a conscious reference to another artist’s work, an homage to some art movement, etc (basically what I said at the very end of my first post, which would be said context that I was simply wondering if I was unaware of). Also, perhaps you didn’t mean to say this as has you had, “not to sound arrogant **myself**,” but I tried to ask my question in such a way to expressly avoid that. I asked purely out of curiosity and in the hopes that I’d learn something new. I’m pretty sure he’s been posted before on booooooom a few times before, but I’ll definitely check out the rest of his work! 

        Kady: When I can’t get “into” a certain particular style of art it’s always really illuminating to see what other people enjoy in it themselves. So thanks for your thoughts!!!

    • i love mcfetridge’s work – he is a master of paring down an image to the simplest elements. these mundane moments from everyday life get treated the way a designer would create a logo

  • Mk

    McFetridge is amazing. Bravo on the new show.





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.