18.04.14 by Jeff

Beautiful Flip-Books Made From Recycled Bike Parts by Artist Juan Fontanive



These flip-books by artist Juan Fontanive are incredible, I’ve never seen an animation feel this alive before. Fontanive builds the mechanisms by recycling old parts from bicycles and clocks, and hand draws, paints, and screen prints images onto paper.

Watch the videos below, the sounds that the machines make are a beautiful compliment to the movement of the animations. These are maybe my favourite works I’ve ever posted.

Ornithology E. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Vivarium from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Ornithology S. from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Violetear from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Colibri from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.

Ornithology, 2013 flip book machine from Juan Fontanive on Vimeo.


Juan Fontanive’s Website

Found via: Prosthetic Knowledge

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

  • if you go back to the main page and hit play on the song below this post and just watch the gif it is almost a spiritual experience.

    • Sarah Blum

      I just did that by accident! It was like a portal into magic!

  • vvooovv

  • rye

    my internet would periodically lag during each video giving a slight slomo effect into freeze frame of one image lol it added greatly to the experience. thanks crappy wifi.

    • Marisol Cabrera

      Same. Helps you appreciate each individual picture (however, not by choice).

      • yea i wasn’t sure how fast of a connection you needed to have to see these playing seamlessly

  • Oh my gosh, these are so wonderful!

  • amazingly sweet!! :)

  • ninobenito


  • Natasha H

    I think I just found my inspiration for my Year 12 Art Major

  • I love Flipbooks bigtime, especially the automatic ones

26.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ramiro Gomez

A selection of paintings by artist Ramiro Gomez. More images below.

Read More

26.06.17 by Jeff

Reader Submission: Anna Roberts

Pastel drawings on cotton paper by artist Anna Roberts, found via our June Reader Submissions. More images below.

Read More

26.06.17 by Jeff

R.I.P. Prodigy

Listening to this Shlohmo remix of Shook Ones on repeat in memory of Prodigy. The track is from Shlohmo’s summer mix for Sneeze Mag, the whole thing is worth a listen.

26.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gosha Levochkin

Watercolour and gouache paintings by Gosha Levochkin, based in New York City. More images below.

Read More

23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.


The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?