“The Jungle” is a refugee camp in the French port city of Calais, the primary crossing point between England and France. It’s here that Banksy has revealed new artwork depicting the late Steve Jobs, founder of Apple and, as his piece highlights, the son of a Syrian migrant. The image is one in a series intended to change people’s misconceptions about the thousands of refugees living in the area. Infrastructure from Banksy’s recent “bemusement” park, Dismaland (previously posted about here), is also being used to help create emergency housing for migrants living in Calais. More images from “the Jungle” below.
This week we’ve got some books to give away to you guys from one of my favourite little publishers, Toronto-based Koyama Press! I’ve got two copies of Alex Schubert’s “Blobby Boys 2” and another two copies of Ginette Lapalme’s “Confetti”.
If you’d like to snag one of these books, leave a comment below with the title of your imaginary autobiography. We’ll pick 4 winners on the 18th.
Once a year, Berlin-based Lodown Magazine releases a special oversized edition focused on contemporary art. These issues are always very visual, with less text, and no product features. We have a set of all 7 art editions to give away to one of our readers! Have a look inside the latest issue, “Renaissance”, below.
If you wanna snag the entire set, recommend a cool magazine for me to check out in the comments below. I’ll select a winner on December 18th.
I think it’s safe to say these are the most deluxe mixtapes ever made. Music blogger Brandon Bogajewicz’s concept behind the Vinyl Moon project is simple: Subscribers get a new mixtape mailed to them each month, on limited edition vinyl, with beautiful packaging by a new different designer.
So if you’re a music lover, today’s your lucky day! We have two prizes for Booooooom readers: 1 set of volumes 1-3 (sold out) and 1 three-month subscription to Vinyl Moon. All you have to do is leave a comment below with the name of a song that you think Brandon should include on an upcoming mixtape! I’ll let him pick 2 winners on December 18th.
#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most popular photographers sharing insights into the creation of their signature images. In this episode, Timothy McGurr better known as @13thwitness shares briefly about what it’s like being the son of artist Futura, and having family friends like Keith Haring. He snaps a few photos too.
Watch the video below!
Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!
For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).
Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.
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.