03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

19.04.16 by Jeff

Giveaway: Limited Edition Ultimate Ears Speaker Designed by Artist James Reka

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This week we have a giveaway designed by one of our friends, Australian artist James Reka. Ultimate Ears have just released a limited edition version of their UE BOOM 2 wireless speaker, featuring Reka’s signature graphics (retail value $199 USD).

If you’d like to snag this deluxe speaker, let us know what song you’d listen to first, in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on May 6th.

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14.04.16 by Jeff

Best of Twitter: Female Script Intros

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Los Angeles-based film producer Ross Putman has launched a brilliant Twitter account @femscriptintros where he shares intros for female leads in actual scripts that he reads. He always changes the name to JANE, but aside from that his tweets are verbatim. The more I think about what this project reveals, the less funny it is. It’s actually quite troubling.

Related reading: Slate’s article “If Male Characters Were Introduced in Scripts Like Women”.

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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