07.01.14 by Jeff

Video Profile: Illustrator Victo Ngai



The latest episode of the interview series “Like Knows Like” features New York-based illustrator Victo Ngai. I’ve followed her work for awhile so it was great to hear her talk about her work (and sing some Backstreet Boys). If you missed it, I previously posted Victo’s work here and here.

Watch the video profile below!


Victo Ngai’s Website

Like Knows Like Website

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

  • arteaunclick

    Una narrativa muy bien elaborada.

  • Victo Ngai

    Thank you so much Jeff! And I am eternally grateful for you featuring my work when my career first started out, that helped gain my first batch of followers!!

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      so great to hear Victo, please keep me in the loop about your work! love to connect with you next time i come to new york

      • Victo Ngai

        Please do!

  • Ash Kayser

    The music for this interview is seriously on point!

  • http://jacobvanloon.com/ Jacob van Loon

    nice feature, missed her when she did a visiting lecture at my alma mater.

  • http://www.gerhardhuman.com/ Gerhard Human

    Cool, been following her work for a while. She’s so talented.

  • Sarah Wharton

    Great feature- I love finding out that an artist I love is as charming as her work!

  • Nove Wong

    Such an inspiring person! :’)

25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Casey Gray


Paintings by artist Casey Gray, who lives and works in San Francisco. More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Cleon Peterson


The violent, mesmerizing, and brutally honest work of artist Cleon Peterson. In some paintings demon-like characters are attacking people, in other paintings similar actions are being carried out by uniformed figures. What is perhaps most disturbing is the realisation that we are drawn to such darkness; titillating news headlines, and bloody movies. The violence is inside of us all. More images below.

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24.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Michael Dandley


Striking and thoughtful series of gouache and ink works by Newmarket, New Hampshire-based artist Michael Dandley. “Side Effects” is concerned with the disturbing and ultimately incompatible ways lands and oceans are changed to accommodate our modern conveniences. More images below!

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