29.05.17 by Staff

“Cats & Plants” by Artist Stephen Eichhorn

Chicago-based artist Stephen Eichhorn combines images of cats with flowers, cacti, shells and minerals. 200 of his cat collages have been compiled into a new book. See more of Eichhorn’s work below or check out Cats & Plants, available for pre-order via independent publisher Zioxla.

A limited-edition print is also available. For every purchase of either the book or print, a can of cat food will be donated to a non-profit working to rescue cats from shelters and find them loving homes.

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22.02.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Chromaphilia by Stella Paul

Phaidon is releasing a new book all about colour and art. Written by author and art historian Stella Paul, Chromaphilia invites readers to consider the many ways that colour has been theorized and utilized to express meaning and emotion throughout different time-periods and cultures.

Each chapter of the book covers a specific colour (Red, Blue, Purple, Gold, Yellow, Green, White, Grey and Black), and offers insight, artwork and anecdotes you probably didn’t know. Like how Yves Klein’s obsession with a particular shade of blue led him to develop his own customized (and patented) paint. Or how many crushed bugs it used to take to make the coveted red dye used for royal garments. (The answer is 70,000!)

Check out more images from Chromaphilia below or grab yourself a copy when it’s released on March 13th. We also have one to give away! To snag the book, simply post a link to any Booooooom article in the comment section below and write 1 sentence about the artist’s use of colour.

The winner will be selected in two weeks!

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16.02.17 by Staff

Elaborate Landscapes Carved Out of Books by Artist Guy Laramée

Another batch of carved books by Montréal-based artist Guy Laramée (click here for previous posts). See more incredibly detailed landscapes below!

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15.12.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Tiny Mess

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Illustrator Maddie Gordon, photographer Trevor Gordon and collaborator Mary Gonzalez, share their food-based adventures in The Tiny Mess. More than just a cookbook, the project follows the three friends as they seek out like-minded people making delicious things in unconventional (and incredibly cozy) spaces.

Click here to learn more about supporting the project. More gorgeous images and short video below!

 

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01.12.16 by Staff

“Dead Bookstore” by Artist Ben Pieratt

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Artist Ben Pieratt has started a fun project called Dead Bookstore where he deconstructs old books, separating all the pages, searching for interesting juxtapositions. He makes his findings available for purchase but also encourages people to go out and create their own (he put together a “how to” here). See images from Series 1 below!

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28.10.16 by Staff

Giveaway: Adam J. Kurtz’s Pick Me Up

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Adam J. Kurtz is a Brooklyn-based artist and author who just released his second book. Pick Me Up is an interactive book-journal designed to help you through dark times! Check out more images from Pick Me Up below. We also have two pairs to give away!

If you’d like to snag a copy for yourself and a friend, just leave a comment below, naming the person you want to give the book to and a sentence about the first day you met! We’ll pick two winners in two weeks and each winner will get two books!

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28.09.16 by Staff

Sneak Peek of Timothy Saccenti and Sam Rolfes’ New Book

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Visionary director and photographer Timothy Saccenti has a beautiful print project coming out! Made in collaboration with 3D illustrator Sam Rolfes and heavily inspired by model/actor Sui Nakashima (who Saccenti met on a project for Depeche Mode’s last album), SUI: A Journey in Self-Realization explores identity formation and transformation through a series of computer-generated manipulations.

The cinematic feel of the project is testament to Saccenti and Rolfes process, shooting thousands of frames in studio with Rolfes live scanning and manipulating on set/in real time. SUI consists of 35 unbound images that allow the reader to go through them in whatever way they choose. It also comes packaged in a reflective polychrome box encased in a vellum sheet, a deliberate decision on the part of CYMK Books to enhance the unique, material aspect of the project. Check out more images of SUI below!

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26.09.16 by Staff

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2016

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The Vancouver Art Book Fair is back for its 5th year! Organized by Project Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to publication as an artistic medium, the fair takes place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, October 14 – 16. It’s also free and open to the public!

If you’re in the Vancouver area (and into books and zines!) you’re definitely going to want to check it out! This year’s multi-day event is bigger than ever, with over 100 local, national and international publishers displaying their goods, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, hourly talks, performances and artist projects. More images below!

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