12.04.13 by Jeff

Alyson Provax

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment
This letterpress series called the “Time Wasting Experiment” by Portland based artist Alyson Provax is brilliant. See more below!

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

Alyson Provax time wasting experiment

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



  • 🙁 i don’t get it

    • sm

      I think part of it has to do with the fact that worry and over-thinking
      is crippling to the creative process. So maybe these are representations
      of that wasted time? Or maybe created in place of actually doing what
      each says. Anyone else want to share their interpretation? I know artist
      statements can bring the work down (if badly written), but I wish more
      people would just acknowledge a little bit of what they were thinking
      when they made the art.

      • sm

        why did my comment format like that?

      • Alyson Provax

        Thanks for the feature, Booooooom! This project started in 2009, when I found myself spending a lot of time in the studio without producing much actual work. I decided to attempt to notice what I was doing with this time, and make a record of it. Over the course of the last several years engaging in this project has really changed the way I view time – how I spend it, and how I define what is a waste of time.

      • thanks for responding here Alyson, i really love simple text work and these pieces especially

      • I’ve had a similar experience from which I recorded/ admitted this: I don’t know

      • sm

        Thanks for replying! Your pieces are a great visualization of that idea.

  • david

    Pretty complex, these pieces. No matter who we are or what
    we do, we’re all plagued by seemingly interminable episodes of obsessively
    negative thoughts and interactions with others. These little devils are life’s
    timewasters, self inflicted barriers to our creativity. But Alyson Provax
    defuses them, first by timing each one (hand me that stopwatch!) and then,
    instead of wasting time using something like Cognitive Behavior Therapy to
    delete the thoughts, she chooses to honor them as the creative sources they
    really are.





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.

29.09.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Greg Ito

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A selection of recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Greg Ito. See more images below or on display at Steve Turner gallery until October 8th.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Tom Craig

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A selection of images from “The Bigger Picture” by photographer Tom Craig. More images below.

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