05.02.14 by Jeff

Dude Chilling Park (Forever)

Dude Chilling Park
Photo credit: @DustinTimms

The saga of Dude Chilling Park has a happy ending! I can’t remember the last time a petition actually worked but this time it has!

Over a year ago The Province Newspaper reported that Guelph Park’s official sign had been secretly replaced by someone “who put a lot of effort into crafting the counterfeit, which even features the official Vancouver Parks and Recreation crest”.

The sign was a reference to a super chill statue of a dude, reclining on the grass. It was completely harmless and funny but was eventually removed by the parks board.

 

dudechillinpark
My photo of the dude chilling statue.

 

This week the Vancouver Parks Board approved the re-installation of the sign! (source) The park right by my house will have the best name in the history of park names, forever.

Thank you Viktor Briestensky for creating my favourite piece of public art in Vancouver, before you left town.













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



  • Daniel

    A milestone. A beacon for a revolution.

  • eawesterhuis

    That’s really inspiring in a weird way. I remember this story, but didn’t know about the petition. I like how this sign calls into question where civic names come from. In nearby Surrey, there’s a lot of renaming going on (ex. University Drive). Thanks for posting.

  • Adam Amram

    This is so excellent.

  • This makes me so happy! I love it.

  • robot gallardo

    lol

  • Ezequiel Blurpenstein

    haha, that’s pretty awesome! makes me want to go to vancouver just to check it out.

  • Aaron Villescas

    If you’re waiting for a sign… this is it.





23.09.16 by Staff

35mm Camera Made Entirely with 3D Printing

slo2

SLO is a 35mm camera created by 3D designer Amos Dudley, every part of which is 3D printed, including the lenses (although those took about 5 – 6 hours to be sanded down by hand). Designed with a modular lens and shutter system, the lenses can be swapped in/out and longer exposure photos achieved using the shutter buttons along the top. More images of SLO below! You can also check out Dudley’s blog here, where he documented the entire project.

Read More

23.09.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Judy Kepes

judykepes10

Drawings by artist Judy Kepes. More images below.

Read More

23.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Nils Ericson

nilsericson11

Photos from “Iowa” by Brooklyn-based photographer Nils Ericson. Fantastic work. More images below.

Read More

22.09.16 by Staff

Botanical Sculptures Made From Recycled Paper by Artist Kate Kato

kato2

A selection of intricate sculptures by artist Kate Kato. Inspired by botanical illustrations and a love of nature, her pieces are constructed out of recycled materials and natural dyes. See out more images below or at Confluence Gallery (in Washington) October 15 – November 19.

Read More

22.09.16 by Staff

Watch: “Chilly Gonzales & Peaches” by Patrick Doyon

doyon

Excited to officially release the first video in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy. Highlighting stories of unique musical collaboration, this inaugural episode features Chilly Gonzales and Peaches reminiscing about the first time they met.

Visuals by Academy Award-nominated animator Patrick Doyon and sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!