16.10.13 by Jeff

Brandon Bird’s “Astonishing World of Art” Book Giveaway

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

This week’s giveaway is a copy of pop artist Brandon Bird’s “Astonishing World of Art” activity book. Bird was one of the first artists I ever posted about on this site, way back in 2008 (remember Seinfeld wielding the nunchucks?), and he’s remained a personal favourite.

The artist is known for putting celebrities into the most bizarre situations, his painting “Nobody Wants To Play Sega With Harrison Ford” is one of my favourites.

If you’d like to snag this book, leave a comment below with a request for a celebrity in a bizarre situation. I’ve posted a bunch of images below to inspire your suggestions, there’s a video too!


Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

Brandon Bird's Astonishing World of Art Book Giveaway

 

 

This giveaway is courtesy of Chronicle Books.

Winner will be picked Friday October 25th.













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



  • Nontastic

    Ron Pearlman as a short order chef.

  • erica

    show me kanye west and martha stewart lady-and-the-tramp’ing some spaghetti

  • M. Gordy

    Burt Reynolds and Arnold Schwarzenegger chumming it out as Bert and Ernie.

  • Zigigas

    Chef Gordon Ramsey in Hell’s Kitchen cooking Meth

  • Laura Parker

    David Bowie swimming and having fun side by side dolphins.

  • Aurélie Marteau

    Tommy Lee Jones’ serious grumpy face with a blue afro

  • George Butcher

    Samuel L. Jackson petting a Rabbit.

  • Ash Kayser

    Chris Brown receiving The Nobel Peace Prize whilst acting as an ambassador for women’s rights. (I actually like Chris Brown, but just thought it might be funny).

  • Payton Wood

    The Kardashian’s chasing and driving a Mammoth over a cliff.

  • Joey Shevelson

    Kanye West as angry samurai

  • Anders Blyme Skov-Petersen

    Wes Anderson making a crappy movie.

  • Tod S

    The cast of the Expendables movie doing ballet.

  • Ryan A. Bunch

    Crispin Glover finds himself on stage with the Rolling Stones (who are actually stone statues) playing a wheel of cheese for a guitar. He looks both thrilled and puzzled.

  • Ryan A. Bunch

    Tom Hanks in his Grammy-nominated roll as Queen Elizabeth.

  • Dan Sowten

    Quentin Tarantino most displeased with with his elephant ride.

  • Benjamin

    Anna Wintour playing roller derby

  • Vee

    Joseph Gordon Levitt sitting on the Queen’s lap, both sipping on a martini

  • Mister Waymers

    A greased up Larry David wearing a fur thong posing for a class of 2nd graders that are doing a shitty job of painting his likeliness so he is harshly scolding them.

  • jaycie

    aubrey plaza angrily getting her nails done.

  • Claire

    Jay Z doing yoga in neon 80s fitness gear

  • Benjamin Walters

    John Candy in a scene from Akira

  • Juliana Stankiewicz

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman spooning a koala or Christopher Walken breaking the neck of a rubber chicken

  • Carin

    Elizabeth Taylor sitting on a large strawberry frosted doughnut in the sierra desert

  • Lewis fishcakes

    Tom Waits In a theme park queue.

  • last tango in paris

    oh, there’s so many! bill murray replacing the tooth fairy, woody allen fishing, lena dunham playing baseball…

  • Martin Castro

    Ryan Gosling eating Vasiline.

  • Kevin Mummery

    Marty Feldman and jack Elam engaged in a staring contest.

  • Anastasia

    Patrick Stewart naked, on a Pegasus :D …. I’ve revealed too much about myself…. :)

  • civ67

    James Spader watching Nickelodeon on a black and white television and eating a maple bar.

  • Daniel Scheinert

    Phillip Seymour Hoffman wearing a t-shirt of a kid wearing a Phillip Seymour Hoffman Mognolia costume for halloween. #BrandonBird4Life!

  • Katie

    Angelina Jolie delivery Jennifer Aniston’s baby

  • arra

    Miley Cyrus getting married to The Juggernaut.

  • Sidney Stretz

    Britney Spears eating a cheeseburger in a blimp.

  • erikaldrich

    Betty White twerking.

  • Lauren

    Tilda Swinton elegantly riding a flying hawk.

    • Brandon Bird himself has chosen you as the winner Lauren!!! check your email

      • Lauren

        Thanks so much! I just saw the email today :D

      • sweet!!

  • Kyuss Yawningman

    I would like to see Chris Farley playing the role of Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars Episode 1”

  • Bill motherfuckin’ Ghostbustin’ Murray is hacking the planet with dual Power Gloves connected to a Proton Pack on his back, they’re shooting rad neon electricity lined with Matrix-y code into a wall of mismatched TVs and monitors arranged like a fly’s compound eye on the glass wall of his suite overlooking Time’s Square.

    Each monitor or TV displays something different – a weatherman reporting on a small event in a small town, a commercial for spiritual exorcists for hire, an oceanography documentary, a Japanese whiskey commercial, a vacation spot commercial focusing on the golf courses, an animated cat on a half-smashed monitor, and so forth.

    Also, Chewbaca is reading a book on dog grooming while lounging in his pajamas on Bill’s couch.

  • Christopher Melton

    (Fat) Jon Favreau field dressing a deer.

  • Erdem

    Bill Murray in a pillow fort

  • James Earl Jones doing a keg stand. Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding holding him up.





21.02.17 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

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*Update February 21st 2017 – We are continuing to update this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated very frequently, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

We’re compiling an extensive list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following and would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and we’ll update this list with the best suggestions.

Rules:

1) Your Tumblr must be a survey of work by different people. We are not including individual artists’ portfolio sites.

2) You give credit to the creators, and even better you provide a link to the source of the work.

3) Your Tumblr is updated weekly at the very least. If your Tumblr has been removed because it was inactive, let us know if it’s alive again.

 

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+    THE ULTIMATE LIST OF THE BEST ART/PHOTO TUMBLRS    +

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adambellefeuil.tumblr.com

antronaut.net

artesostenible.tumblr.com

artofdarkness.co

artruby.com

badbananas.tumblr.com

blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com

bradypus.tumblr.com

bremser.tumblr.com

bryanschutmaat.tumblr.com

burnsidepacific.tumblr.com

contemporary-art-blog.com

covetarts.tumblr.com

darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com

drawingdiary.tumblr.com

eiginleiki.net

exhibition-ism.com

eyescapemagazine.tumblr.com

folknouveau.tumblr.com

foundinspirationmovingforward.tumblr.com

gallery44.tumblr.com

gh0stgums.com

gills.tumblr.com

grossgaians.tumblr.com

heathwest.tumblr.com

heliocentrism.tumblr.com

hifructosemag.tumblr.com

hldky.tumblr.com

hydeordie.com

hyperallergic.tumblr.com

i-love-art.tumblr.com

iamjapanese.tumblr.com

if-you-leave.tumblr.com

iheartmyart.com

inspiredbyme.tumblr.com

jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

jillsies.tumblr.com

julianminima.tumblr.com

juxtapozmag.tumblr.com

killthecollector.tumblr.com

kinetics.tumblr.com

la-beaute–de-pandore.tumblr.com

lacma.tumblr.com

laravissante.tumblr.com

lesthetiquedelinventaire.tumblr.com

like-ivy.tumblr.com

maciekjasik.tumblr.com

mayanhandballcourt.com

mdme-x.tumblr.com

murmansea.tumblr.com

myampgoesto11.tumblr.com

mydarkenedeyes.tumblr.com

mydeadpony.tumblr.com

nattonelli.tumblr.com

nearlya.tumblr.com

neural-network.tumblr.com

ninebagatelles.tumblr.com

nopefun.com

nyctaeus.tumblr.com

oneforeverywish.tumblr.com

oxane.tumblr.com

photographersdirectory.tumblr.com

photographsonthebrain.com

plotsummary.tumblr.com

razorshapes.tumblr.com

robotscrytoo.com

ronulicny.tumblr.com

ryandonato.com

sculptores.tumblr.com

sculpture-center.tumblr.com

selektormagazine.tumblr.com

semihlakerta.tumblr.com

sensitive.tumblr.com

sfmoma.tumblr.com

shanellpapp.tumblr.com

somewhatreal.tumblr.com

spatula.tumblr.com

spraybeast.tumblr.com

staged-photography.tumblr.com

supersonicelectronic.com

technolowgy.tumblr.com

the-coven.tumblr.com

the-drawing-center.tumblr.com

thefunctionfordrift.tumblr.com

thegetty.tumblr.com

theheavycollective.com

thewowpicture.tumblr.com

thisisnthappiness.com

timelightbox.tumblr.com

toutpetitlaplanete.tumblr.com

unknowneditors.tumblr.com

untrustyou.tumblr.com

visual-poetry.tumblr.com

voodoovoodoo.tumblr.com

whereiseefashion.tumblr.com

whitneymuseum.tumblr.com

wowgreat.tumblr.com

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Leave a comment / Suggest a Tumblr to add!

 

21.02.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Lord Mantraste

A selection of work by illustrator Lord Mantraste from Portugal. See more images below.

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21.02.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Charlotte Hopkins Hall

Paintings by London-based artist Charlotte Hopkins Hall. More images below.

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“Simple” by Artist Erin M. Riley

Brooklyn-based artist Erin M. Riley memorializes fleeting moments (often violent or traumatic) in large-scale tapestries. See more images below or on display at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco March 2 – 25.

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21.02.17 by Staff

Captivating Stop-Motion Dissections of Everyday Objects by Artist Simon Gerbaud

Simon Gerbaud

 

Artist Simon Gerbaud has created a series of animations involving the incremental destruction of various objects like shoes and hairdryers as well as larger things like refrigerators and shopping carts. While the stop motion creations are strangely satisfying to watch on their own, Gerbaud has used them in several interactive installations in the past.

At the XII Feria de las Calacas in Mexico in 2012, the footage was synched to audience activated sensors so that the objects would disappear (or reappear) according to people’s movements, noises or breathing in the room. Check out more images and video of Gerbaud’s fascinating work below!

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