24.10.12 by Jeff

“Seven Hours With a Backseat Driver” – Gotye

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This is a beauty. Ivan Dixon and Greg Sharp (Rubber House) have created one of my favourite animations of the year here. Something about it reminds me of Kid Koala’s “Fender Bender” and also this. Watch below!

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



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

    still waiting for Rubberhouse to put out the full “Old Feed” film: http://www.booooooom.com/2011/01/04/rubber-house/

  • http://okasha.daportfolio.com/ Dalton Sjogren

    I’d love to see this style of animations put into use more often. Something about using such nostalgic inducing animations with more adult undertones really just works.

    • jjtrestain

      That’s cause all the people that remember this style of cartoon nostalgically are all well and truly adults now! : )

  • Endless Space

    yes! was it a metaphor for..?

    • http://okasha.daportfolio.com/ Dalton Sjogren

      from the rubber house website: “Our third animated music video for Gotye is a coming of age about a sexually naive elephant and her co-dependant crow.” Hopefully this doesn’t stifle people’s reactions, but I think the description is short precisely to avoid that.





25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Antonio Lee

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A selection of paintings by São Paulo-based artist Antonio Lee. More images below.

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25.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Captures Rare Natural Phenomenon

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Japanese photographer and digital artist Yutaka Kagaya happened to be in the right place at the right time, capturing what looks like a rainbow-blasting airplane flying above Oshino-Mura, Yamanashi Prefecture. While the effect can be explained as a form of cloud iridescence, that’s still pretty amazing! Check out a spectacular close up shot below!

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25.05.16 by Staff

Barcelona Design Week: June 2 – 12

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We recently put out an open call to be our official Booooooom correspondent at this year’s Barcelona Design Week. We’re happy to announce that we’re sending one of our readers, Cory Gibbons, to Spain to attend the event.

Barcelona Design Centre’s annual Barcelona Design Week runs from June 2-12 this year. The event brings together creative professionals and businesses from around the world to share ideas, trends and knowledge about a variety of topics — offering over 70 different activities ranging from workshops and roundtables to tours and art exhibitions.

This year’s lineup of speakers includes Brett Wickens (of design studio Ammunition) and Alice Rawsthorn (who writes about design for International New York Times and frieze) kicking off the opening conference on June 2nd. June 6th to 8th marks the return of the Design is Future “congresstival”, which involves 3 days of 15 speakers discussing success stories and new approaches to design, specifically focused on improving people’s lives and the world around us.

More information and images from last year’s BDW below!

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25.05.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Rupert Vandervell

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A selection of photos from “Geometrix” by London-based photographer Rupert Vandervell. More images below.

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25.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lindsay Stripling

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San Francisco-based artist Lindsay Stripling diverges from her usual watercolours in this selection of oil paintings (click here for previous post). See more images below or on display at Flatcolor Gallery in Seattle starting June 2nd!

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