15.04.15 by Jeff

Google Image Search Inspiration: “Poodle Grooming Art”

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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.

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27.03.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Drawing The Human Face

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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

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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.

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26.02.15 by Jeff

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

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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.

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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.

 

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2015: International Artist Roster

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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.

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Paul Thomas Anderson Interviewed by Marc Maron on WTF

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Here’s something cool for all you fans of director Paul Thomas Anderson and comedian-turned-podcaster Marc Maron. Paul Thomas Anderson is the latest guest on the WTF Podcast! You can listen to the 2-hour interview here. Film fans can also look forward to an interview with director Richard Linklater! Excited for Maron to start interviewing more directors.

Also, I found these great posters for Paul Thomas Anderon’s latest film Inherent Vice. Does anyone out there know who created them? I can’t believe it’s this hard to track down a designer credit. If you know, let me know, and I’ll credit the artist(s).

*The posters were designed by BLT Communications, who are known for their terrific poster designs. I’ve yet to find any further details about who created them.

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See the rest of the posters below!

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions / January

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Here is the first monthly reader submissions post for 2015! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the December Submissions post, and for an incredible year of submissions. A lot of the great work I featured the past 12 months was pulled directly out of these posts. I’m blown away by the talent we have in the community of Booooooom readers. Keep the submisisons coming!

For those that don’t already know, this is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. 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.

 

 

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