21.10.15 by Kimi Hamada

Abandoned Detroit Duplex Filled with 36,000 Flowers


Floral designer Lisa Waud bought an abandoned house in Detroit, Michigan for $250 and, with the help of 3 dozen fellow florists, replaced the garbage that once filled it with 36,000 flowers.

The project took a year to plan but was only on display for three days. Aside from the artistic appeal, the temporary installation was part of a broader desire to raise awareness around issues of sustainability and the repurposing of neglected properties in the area. See more images below!

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20.10.15 by Staff

Massive Glowing Sculpture Made from 5,000 Plastic Bottles


“La Isla Plastica” (or “The Plastic Island”) is a giant, 32 x 49 foot glowing sculpture that floats in the Cascais Bay in Portugal. Luzinterruptus, the guerilla art group responsible, hopes the installation will draw attention to the ever-growing issue of ocean pollution in a way that can’t be ignored. See more images below!

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16.10.15 by Jeff

The Booooooom Doodle Hunt


I am really really really excited to announce our first-ever Booooooom Doodle Hunt! It starts today! So what is it exactly? Let me tell you!

A couple weeks ago I was hanging with my friend artist Luke Ramsey and I filmed him drawing a whole bunch of these really cool characters. We came up with the idea to hide them all around the site and give away original drawings to people who find them.

I also thought this would be a unique way just to say thanks for hanging around on Booooooom. With that in mind I asked my friends at Herschel Supply if they’d also hook us up with some bags as prizes!


So here’s how it works:

1. The Doodle Hunt begins today and runs until November 6th.

2. We have added 14 of Luke’s “hidden friends” to random posts starting from TODAY back to JUNE 1 2015 (5 months of posts, nothing is hidden further back than that).

3. There will be 1 additional drawing hidden on a post between now and November 6th. This will be the 15th doodle you will need to complete the set, so keep your eyes peeled on new posts in the next 3 weeks!

4. The “hidden friends” look like this:


5. Whenever you find a “hidden friend” save the image and make sure to record the URL of the post.

6. If you are able to find all 15 “hidden friends” send an email to doodlehunt@booooooom.com with the 15 images and the 15 URLs of the pages they were hiding. The first 4 people to find them all each win a Herschel Supply bag, and an original drawing by Luke Ramsey.

BONUS: There is 1 “hidden friend” that is RED instead of green. The first person to find it instantly wins a Herschel Supply bag!

UPDATE: The Red one has been found!

Happy hunting everyone and big thanks once again to Luke Ramsey and Herschel Supply. This is just for fun but maybe it could turn into a thing! We may give some hints as to the locations after the first week.

15.10.15 by Staff

Roving Animation-Projecting Tricycles


São Paulo-based artist duo Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga (a.k.a. VJ Suave) have come up with a unique way to showcase their drawings, animations, and poetry on the streets. These audiovisual tricycles, or “Suaveciclos,” are fully equipped with speakers and projectors that operate in real-time, allowing them to interact with the specific audiences and backdrops they come across. See more images and video below!

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15.10.15 by Kimi Hamada

100 Years of Typewriter Art


Frank Singleton, “Abstract 3” (1986)


Marvin and Ruth Sackner are responsible for the largest collection of visual and concrete poetry in the world and they now have a book featuring the work of 200 typewriter artists. The Art of Typewriting will be released by Thames & Hudson later this month.

The unique compilation appeals to a nostalgia for “mechanical imperfection” and working within technical constraints. It includes the first known piece of typewriter art (a butterfly of brackets and dashes by British secretary, Flora Stacey, from 1898) and other images that can’t be replicated with the slick and seemingly limitless technology of today. See more images from The Art of Typewriting below.

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14.10.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Yusk Imai


Bold images by Yusk Imai, a self-taught, mixed media artist currently based in Berlin. More from Imai’s latest series, Elsewhere, below!

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14.10.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Taupe Syuka


Beautiful watercolour illustrations by Taupe Syuka. More images below.

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13.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ibrahim Resnelli


A selection of drawings by Bursa, Turkey-based artist Ibrahim Resnelli. More images below.

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