24.04.13 by Jeff

Les Bains – The secret street art gallery in Paris

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SAMBRE (work in progress)

Since January of this year 50 of the world’s most prominent street artists have left their mark on Les Bains, a rundown nightclub in Paris.

After unsuccessfully trying to save the building, owner Jean-Pierre Marois and gallery owner Magda Danysz began inviting artists like Sambre, Futura, and Space Invader to make work in the space. Slowly the place has been filled with art.

Next week renovations on the building will commence, and all the incredible work will be destroyed. I’ve included my favourite pieces from Les Bains below!

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SOWAT

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STEN LEX

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KATRE

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C215 and SPACE INVADER

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SETH

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FUTURA

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LUDO

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VHILS

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TANC

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YZ

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WORD

 

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via: creative review













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



  • rye

    such a shame to destroy such beautiful work!! but at the same time something very cool about that. the impermanence that any street art embodies. the idea of being painted over or removed. like releasing a fragile butterfly into the wild knowing it might be eaten by a lizard or fly into a bug zapper or venus flytrap.

  • Ashley Rodholm

    I co-directed a short film about a smaller scale installation like this in San Francisco. The film is called “3020 Laguna St. In Exitum” and my co-director and I wanted to capture the space and create a memory of temporary works like these. The film premieres at the SF International Film Festival this week. Here is a link to the teaser. http://vimeo.com/41387149





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 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 tried Pattern before it was released and I absolutely loved it. You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. This is what the Apple Pencil was designed for; the lines it produces both look and feel great. You’ll quickly find yourself using gestures too though, and it’s downright enjoyable to erase with your hand and quickly make rectangles and other shapes with your fingers. You can draw up a web layout, and make notes over it, in seconds.

 

 

Andy has give us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us about what you hope it may 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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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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Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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