Photo credit: @DustinTimms
The saga of Dude Chilling Park has a happy ending! I can’t remember the last time a petition actually worked but this time it has!
Over a year ago The Province Newspaper reported that Guelph Park’s official sign had been secretly replaced by someone “who put a lot of effort into crafting the counterfeit, which even features the official Vancouver Parks and Recreation crest”.
The sign was a reference to a super chill statue of a dude, reclining on the grass. It was completely harmless and funny but was eventually removed by the parks board.
My photo of the dude chilling statue.
This week the Vancouver Parks Board approved the re-installation of the sign! (source) The park right by my house will have the best name in the history of park names, forever.
Thank you Viktor Briestensky for creating my favourite piece of public art in Vancouver, before you left town.
One of the most talented artists I know, Kirsten Lepore, has finally released her CalArts graduate thesis film and it is incredible. “Move Mountain” is a masterpiece, a wonderful story about healing, expertly told and gorgeously animated. This is what it looks like when a filmmaker has complete control of her craft.
I interviewed Kirsten last year and we talked about her previous films, and briefly about how a song by The Knife kinda inspired “Move Mountain” (read the interview here). She remains one of only a few people to ever guest post on Booooooom, and her post of hand drawn animations is still one of my favourites in the history of this site (see it here).
Check out those links, turn up your speakers, turn down your lights, and enjoy her film below!
First of all, thanks for all your submissions to the January Submissions post last month, I’m still finding really great stuff in there. Thanks also for continuing to encourage the submitters with your comments and for upvoting all the work you like.
This is the February Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of February. The comments are enabled to allow images 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.
My friends at Etsy and Virb have joined forces to hook you up with a pretty sweet creative business package. Virb now allows you to integrate your Etsy shop into your own website instantly, so you can create your own website and take full advantage of Etsy’s marketplace really easily.
From now until February 28th if you open an Etsy shop using the promo code: BOOOOOOOM you’ll receive 20 free listings and 50% off your first 6 months of Virb. Head over here.
One lucky winner will also get a $100 Etsy gift card and a free Virb site for life – by redeeming the promo code, you are automatically entered to win!
I’ve attached a couple example shops below.