01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December

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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.

 

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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30.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF

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#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features talented visual storytellers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, former DJ, Maria Jose Govea (@thesupermaniak) photographs a dancer.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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18.11.15 by Jeff

Important News: Guy Turns Big Mac into Sushi Roll

 

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I’d like to see Jiro’s reaction to this video of Master Sushi Chef Hiroyuki Terada deconstructing a McDonalds Big Mac and rolling it up like sushi. If you’re taking notes at home he adds tomato, avocado, BBQ sauce, and spicy mayo.

Watch the video below (you want to resist watching but you can’t).

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13.11.15 by Jeff

Handcrafted Moleskine Leather Album and Backpack Giveaway

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We have a very cool giveaway this week courtesy of Moleskine and Milk! It’s a gorgeous handcrafted custom photo album made of your choice of either black or ivory leather, and either Italian Tintoretto art paper or Mohawk proPhoto paper. We’re gonna hookup one of you with the 40-page version which retails for $795 as well as this leather backpack.

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Giveaway ends in two weeks, we’ll pick a winner on November 27th. If you’d like to snag both of these beautiful items simply leave a comment below with your plans for the photo album, what are you going to put inside of it?

 

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12.11.15 by Staff

Insane Story of the Day: Real-Life Castaway Lost at Sea for 14 Months

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The Guardian has published an incredible story about a fisherman, Salvador Alvarenga, who encountered a storm and found himself 6,700 miles from home. He was lost at sea for 438 days. It sounds impossible but Alvarenga and his inexperienced companion, 22-year-old Ezequiel Córdoba, basically survived by learning to catch fish with bare hands and drinking their own urine while waiting for fresh rain water.

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12.11.15 by Jeff

Doodle Hunt Winners!

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A few weeks ago we hid 15 of these green tokens (drawn by artist Luke Ramsey) around our site. We were surprised how many of you were able to find them all!

Congratulations to the following 4 people who were the fastest to find them all: Brianna Pereira, Tomás Gutiérrez Cillero, Liam Fogerty, and Corbin Foreman. You’ve each won an original drawing by Luke Ramsey and a bag courtesy of our friends at Herschel Supply. Also congrats, Carl Bahr, you found the rare red token so you also get a bag!
 

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If you missed it before, this is a little video of Luke drawing all the little characters. If you wanna support Luke we’re selling the rest of his original drawings (not prints) in our shop for the next few days! Check ’em out here: shop.booooooom.com

 

 

08.11.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Winnebago Workshop

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Minnesota-based photographer Alec Soth may be a highly accomplished artist in his own right but now he’s focusing his attention on the next generation. For Soth the most important thing is getting young people out of traditional classrooms and actually looking at things out in the world. Watch the video below for more information on how you can support Soth’s “art school on wheels”!

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05.11.15 by Jeff

#IAMTALKS: Jeff Hamada

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Earlier this year I was invited out to a festival called IAM in Barcelona, and I spoke about my motivations for running this website. They recently uploaded my entire talk to Vimeo. This message in the image above is what I wanted to leave people with. For me, life is not about eliminating fear it’s about using it! I’m pretty much at a point now where I have no real desire to do anything if I’m not at least a little bit afraid to do it.

If you’ve followed Booooooom for a couple years everything in this video may be old news but if you’re new here and have no idea what Booooooom is or who I am (see how I brought it back to IAM) then feel free to watch the video of my talk below.

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