21.01.13 by Jeff

Blind skateboarder Tommy Carroll

Blind skateboarder Tommy Carroll
Tommy Carroll has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since he was two. This is one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen. Just watching him drop in was enough to bring a tear to my eye. Watch below!

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*Steven found this clip where Tony Hawk interviews Tommy:

*I also found this older clip on youtube:













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



  • Steven

    This was incredible. It hit me even more after watching this interview with Tommy by Tony Hawk. Tommy discusses the process of getting used to the park, and how he develops tricks. He even took out his prosthetic eyes! That’s when I got teary. He’s 100% bind, sees no light, just darkness. What an amazing inspiration.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL38q-30NtU

  • Brian

    Woah this guy goes to my university, didn’t know he could skate. Really inspirational stuff.

  • Robert M

    Skating with this guy at Northbrook skatepark (the big concrete one in the northen suburbs) was probably one of the coolest things ever.





25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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