29.10.12 by Jeff

Gollum installation by Weta

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Weta has installed a gigantic 13-metre wide sculpture of Gollum catching a fish, inside the Wellington Airport. I love the detail of the air bubbles. Watch a video clip of the installation process below!

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

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



  • I thinks what’s most fascinating about this is the discussions I’m finding here and there in regards to the Lord of the Rings franchise basically eclipsing much of New Zealands culture (for instance they’re changing their coinage to LOTR themes as well). Not to say it’s even good or bad, but interesting nonetheless.

    • this is actually a really interesting topic, things like this happen all the time to small towns that are famous for certain shows/films – like Twin Peaks etc, but might be the first time it has happened on this scale? i’m trying to think of any other time and entire country embraced a film like this

      • I don’t think there’s such an example to this scale for a film, or at least nothing comes to mind (I’ll ask some of my film major friends), but it’s always interesting how countries have exploit only the shallowest of cultural aspects to attract tourism.

        But, on related note here’s a New Zealand LOTR themed airline safety video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBlRbrB_Gnc





30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lotta Hannerz

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A selection of paintings by artist Lotta Hannerz. More images below.

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30.08.16 by Staff

Artist Dominic Wilcox Creates Art Exhibition Specifically For Dogs

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London-based artist and designer Dominic Wilcox (if you don’t know who he is you have to watch this) has come up with the ultimate contemporary art exhibition for dogs as part of an initiative to encourage people to play more with their pets.

Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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30.08.16 by Staff

Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!

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Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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30.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alex Jenkins

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A bunch of terrific work by London-based illustrator Alex Jenkins. More images below.

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29.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: David Jien

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A selection of drawings by Los Angeles-based artist David Jien. More images below.

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