04.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Tatsushi Eto


Beautiful patterns and daily life illustrations by Kawasaki, Japan-based Tatsushi Eto. More images below.

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04.11.15 by Staff

Powerful Kinetic Installation Uses Thousands of Falling Bullet Casings to Commemorate WWII

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“Miara Pokoju” or “Quantum of Peace” is a kinetic installation by new media design group, panGenerator. On display at Poland’s Warsaw Rising Museum, the visually striking “infosculpture” uses thousands of bullet shells, pneumatic actuators, neodimium magnets, and industrial-grade transmission belts. The falling bullet casings form sets of numbers that relate to actual statistics from the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, an event which marked the city’s revolt against Nazis occupation and subsequent invasion by the Soviets. Watch the installation in action in the short video below!

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04.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Stinne Bo


Drawings by artist Stinne Bo, who lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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03.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Stephanie Ho


Beautifully uncrowded paintings of crowds by London-based artist Stephanie Ho. See more of Ho’s perfectly placed figures, set against minimalist backgrounds, below.

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03.11.15 by Jeff

Cracked Glass Drawings by Artist Taisuke Mohri


Japanese artist Taisuke Mohri’s Cracked Portrait series sees the artist’s pencil drawings displayed beneath cracked panes of real glass. I love the playful, almost magic, quality in this idea. More images below.

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02.11.15 by Staff

The Wolfpack Show


What did you do for Halloween? If you were in New York hopefully you had a chance to check out The Wolfpack Show at Jeffrey Deitch’s gallery. For those familiar with Crystal Moselle’s documentary, The Wolfpack (2015), Halloween is kind of a big deal for the Angulo brothers. Growing up in a strict environment, and largely confined to their small apartment, homemade movie-making was an important form of imaginative escape.

The exhibit (which ended November 1st) featured many of the costumes and props the brothers made throughout the years. It also included a series of portraits by photographer Dan Martensen, who used their photo shoot as another platform for the Angulos’ staged recreations. Check out the trailer for The Wolfpack and more images from The Wolfpack Show below!

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02.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Teresa Esgaio


Lovely drawings by Portugal-based artist Teresa Esgaio, using graphite, charcoal, and soft pastel. The dimensions of each drawing is a square meter; quite a lot bigger than I first assumed. I stumbled upon Esgaio’s work via October Submissions (which should encourage you to submit this month!) More images below!

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02.11.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: November


Here is this month’s submission post! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the October Reader Submissions post I’m still going through all the great stuff in there.

For those of you who are new around here, this is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Please do not send in your work via email, my inbox can’t handle the hundreds of submissions each month.

Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.

Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.