23.03.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Adam Simpson

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A selection of work by London-based illustrator Adam Simpson. More images below.

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23.03.16 by Jeff

Exclusive Deal for Booooooom Readers: 3 Months of Skillshare Premium Classes

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We’re teaming up with Skillshare once again to offer a special deal for all you Booooooom readers! 3 months of Skillshare Premium for $0.99. This gives you access to literally thousands of classes, many of which are even taught by artists we’ve featured on Booooooom.

You might wanna check out acclaimed designer Aaron Draplin’s brand new hour-long Skillshare class called “Designing in Circles: Packing Type & Icons Into a Simple Shape”. It’s recommended viewing for any graphic designers out there who wanna get better at Illustrator. Learn about hierarchy, line-weight, graphic balance, lots of tips and tricks in here. Draplin says his buddies tell him not to reveal all his secrets but he likes to share the wealth.

If you’re interested in trying it out, I wanna mention that signing up through our special landing page does support us! No pressure though! You can watch the introduction video for Aaron Draplin’s latest class below!

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21.03.16 by Jeff

Want to go to Barcelona Design Week as our Official Booooooom Correspondent?

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I’ve got a little proposition for all you designers out there. I was recently invited to Barcelona Design Week however I’m unable to attend. I was going to simply decline the offer but I thought it might be fun for one of you guys to go in my place! I spoke to the organizers and they’re up for it! So who wants to go to Barcelona Design Week?

As the event is not until June, a finalised itinerary has not yet been released but the focus of your trip will be a 3-day conference called “Design is Future” at the Disseny Hub Barcelona.

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Your duty is to simply document your experience there. Take photos of the things you see, and the people you meet, and write an article about your experience (to be published on Booooooom within a week of your return). I want to make it clear this is not a paid gig. This is a free trip (flight, accommodations, food covered by the event) to take part in Barcelona Design Week and ultimately an opportunity to meet new people in a really fun city.

If you’re interested in this opportunity, you must be available for travel June 3rd – 9th. We’re looking for a competent writer, interested in design, who can take great photos (if you have a sense of humour that’s a bonus).

 

To apply, simply leave a comment below with the following:

-Attach a photo you took recently (size 400px wide).
-Tell me something interesting about yourself (1 sentence).
-Link to your Instagram.

 

We will announce the winner the weekend of March 31st in our Secret Email Club, if you’re not already a subscriber you can join here: tinyletter.com/booooooom.

 

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16.03.16 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: The Sound of Los Angeles

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“City Evocation” is a content series by Land Rover USA in celebration of the release of the new Range Rover Evoque. The series presents 3 cities as seen through the unique eyes of 3 creatives who are pushing culture ahead. This episode explores melodies and noises around Los Angeles as producer Jason Stewart, better known as Them Jeans, produces a song using sounds he finds throughout the city.

Them Jeans is known for his original blend of house music inspired by LA, a city and culture he has been immersed in his entire life. Watch the video below!

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14.03.16 by Jeff

Apply for Google Creative Lab 5

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This is one of the coolest job application forms I’ve ever seen! Google Creative Lab is now accepting applications for The Five, a one-year paid program in the lab! They’ve previously had writers, filmmakers, designers, developers, and even some people who didn’t fit any of those titles.

Their first test for you is to see what you can do with a few simple shapes, a search bar, and a blank page. The interactive application was made by current Fivers: Andrew HerzogPedro SanchesSimone NoronhaEnli Li, and two non-Fivers (Carly Ayres and code from Nicky Tesla).

Apply here and check out some of the submissions below.

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14.03.16 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: The Hungry Jpeg Script Font Bundle

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Here’s a heads up for anyone looking for some new fonts without spending an arm and a leg. The Hungry Jpeg is currently offering a March Script Font Bundle that includes 38 fonts and 9 graphics packs for a grand total of $29.

I could see these working well for people running little shops or wanting to overlay text on their Instagram images. If you’re interested check out the “March Script Font Bundle”.

I’ve included a few examples of the fonts below.

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22.02.16 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: Photo Journey with Michael Schulz and the Infiniti Q30


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Berlin-based photographer Michael Schulz, better known as @Berlinstagram on Instagram, shared his first iPhone photo on the platform back in 2010. Since then he has become one of the most popular German Instagrammers amassing over 400k followers.

Schulz was recently sent a special digital compass, called The Seeker, and led to an unknown destination programmed into it. The device was inspired by the all new Infiniti Q30 which breaks the mold of conventional design with a reverse crescent shape on its rear and an elevated stance to give new perspective on the city (in the same way Schulz’s photos do).

Watch the video below as the photographer follows The Seeker into his city, taking photos along the way.

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19.02.16 by Jeff

Sponsored Post: Introducing the Seeker and the Infiniti Q30


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To support the launch of the all-new Q30, Infiniti created the Seeker – a modern day version of the traditional compass, inspired by the vehicle.

With the ability to point you to any destination on Earth, the Seeker was put in the hands of a number of influencers, including Instagrammer Michael Schulz, aka @berlinstagram, who got a chance to test drive the new Q30. Seeker led the way to the car, which was hidden in a secret Berlin location.

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