18.02.16 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2016 Mural Recap


Mural by Audrey Kawasaki

All the images in this post were shot by the hardest working guy I know, Brandon Shigeta. From what I understand this image above was Audrey Kawasaki’s first mural ever!* So many amazing walls at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival. Have a look at more below.

*EDIT – it is not her first mural, but it’s her first large-scale outdoor mural.


Mural by 1010



Mural by Andrew Hem and Ekundayo



Mural by Lauren YS



Mural by Kevin Lyons



NTL (No Talent Losers) Crew Wall



Mural by Christina Angelina



Mural by Edwin Ushiro



Mural by Melody Sakura and Emma Dold



Mural by Tristan Eaton



Mural by Max Haus



Mural by Slick



Mural by Kevin Lyons and Tati



Mural by Usugrow






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

  • Audrey kawasaki

    Thankyou for sharing! I actually did 3 murals last year, at Worcester Art Museum, Long Beach Museum of Art, and the Static Medium studio. They were fairly small and indoors, so this was my first large scale outdoor wall. It was a challenge, to say the least, but was extraordinarily fulfilling! :)

    • wish I’d been out there, first one I missed! (i was basing this off of Kevin’s comment on Instagram). will be out there in June so I’m excited to see it in person!

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?



23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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