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 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 😀 …. 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 😀

      • 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.

30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig


We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson


Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard


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


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.