21.04.15 by Jeff

How To Get Noticed: Steal Work from Sagmeister & Walsh

sagmeister-robbery1 sagmeister-robbery2 sagmeister-robbery3

Every young designer coming out of school today faces the same problem: How do I get noticed? Well, three gentlemen from a studio in Barcelona called Achos! decided their best bet was to steal work from some of their idols, award-winning design studio Sagmeister & Walsh, whose website famously uses an overhead camera and floor mats from the studio as a menu system.

Creative Review was the first to report the robbery, posting the images above showing the thieves lifting the word “work” off of Sagmeister & Walsh’s studio floor. The studio tweeted their deep sadness about the whole thing, which was retweeted 98 times.

The genius of this whole thing is that Sagmeister & Walsh was never robbed, and Creative Review never even wrote about it; it was all a lie. Achos! actually staged the robbery. They told me the found a similar room to re-create the Sagmeister studio (Danny Ocean style) but I believe this is also a lie, upon closer inspection of the images above, it appears to be a decent photoshop job. One thing they definitely did do was create a clever fake version of Creative Review’s website (.info instead of .co.uk) to report their stunt. The header of the fake CR Blog links back to the real CR Blog so it’s really effective, have a closer look here.

achos

Sagmeister & Walsh were good sports about the stunt, playing along, and even temporarily covering up the word “work” from their website. It all concluded last week when Jessica Walsh spoke with Timothy Goodman in Barcelona and the Achos! gang showed up and returned her “work” to her.

So that’s one way to get noticed.

 

17.04.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Sketchbooks – Drawing the Everyday

drawingtheeveryday-craftsy

This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource of courses and eGuides for aspiring artists looking to learn the basics. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Sketchbooks – Drawing the Everyday (offer expires April 24th).

The class helps you develop drawing skills to capture the world around you. You’ll learn the basics of sketching on location, assessing light and shadow, and tips for making a compelling composition. If you’re interested, learn more here.

15.04.15 by Jeff

Google Image Search Inspiration: “Poodle Grooming Art”

poodle-art-grooming-14

Today’s roundup of inspiring images comes from Google Image search results for “Poodle Grooming Art”. Coincidentally I found the exact same images appeared when I searched “Dogs who will eventually kill their owners”. I’m inspired.

Lots more images below.

Read More

27.03.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face

craftsy-humanface

This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource for downloadable guides and online courses for aspiring artists looking to pick up some fundamentals. If you never went to art school this might be helpful for you. They’re currently offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Drawing the Human Face”.

The eGuide gives you tips for things like drawing hair, placing facial features, and adding a little life to eyes. If you’re interested: Download the eGuide for free.

 

26.03.15 by Jeff

Photographer Klaus Thymann’s Expedition with Casio G-Shock

30x40-ExhibitionPrint-Artwork_v29

Photographer and international explorer Klaus Thymann recently partnered with Casio G-Shock on a project called “Timezone”, a 24-day expedition to test the GPW-1000, the world’s first GPS atomic solar hybrid watch. Thymann visited three beautiful and largely uninhabited places in Mexico, New Zealand, and the Congo, to take photos and test the watch’s ability to automatically use radio waves as well as GPS to keep accurate time.

Here is a selection of the images and a short clip of his adventure below.

Read More

26.02.15 by Jeff

Trippy Image of the Day: Is This Dress White And Gold or Blue and Black?

blueblack-whitegold

This is the best thing I’ve seen circulating the web right now. A user on Tumblr named Swiked posted this image that has the Internet pretty well divided. Is the dress white and gold or blue and black? I stared at the image thinking it was white and gold and it literally changed before my eyes.

Read More

02.02.15 by Jeff

Guest Contributor: Rich Oglesby of Art and Technology Blog Prosthetic Knowledge

When I first stumbled across Rich Oglesby’s blog, Prosthetic Knowledge, it was like discovering a wormhole in the Internet. I’ve always liked reading about people experimenting with next-level technologies, but I really never knew where to look. His site became my little window into the world of what’s next: Future technologies, virtual art experiences, experimental apps and installations.

Rich is particularly interested in the intersection of art and technology; forward-thinking new media projects, on both the art and design sides of the spectrum. I’m really excited he’s agreed to be a guest contributor here; hopefully he’ll turn you onto some things that I would never have been able to show you. Keep an eye out for his posts (you can follow them all here), and bookmark his blog. Below is a short conversation I had with him.

 

rich-oglesby-gif

 

Read More

02.02.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015: International Artist Roster

powwowhawaii2015-01

This week I’m headed out to Oahu to prepare for the Pow! Wow! Hawaii art festival which runs February 7th-14th. Booooooom is an official media partner, and we’re also joining forces with WeTransfer to produce a video of all the action so keep your eyes peeled for that (it’s gonna be good!). You can follow along on Instagram: @PowWowHawaii and @Booooooom.

The entire international artist roster for this year’s event has just been released and it’s pretty ridiculous. In addition to these names there will be more than 30 local artists in attendance as well. In alphabetical order:

 

Aaron Horkey
Akut
Alexis Diaz
Bezt
Case
Cryptik
Debe
D*Face
David Flores
Dmote
Doze Green
Ernest Zacharevic
Esao Andrews
Fafi
Ganzeer
Hottea
Hueman
James Jean
Kelly Towles
Kevin Ancell
Kevin Lyons
Klone
Kozyndan
Mark Dean Veca
Maser
Maya Hayuk
Natalia Rak
Naturel
Nosego
Olek
Reach
Roa
Saber
Sainer
Sever
Smithe
Strok
Tatiana Suarez
Tristan Eaton
Vincent Di Nguyen

See the list of local artists below.

Read More