15.06.15 by Kimi Hamada

Intricate Abstract Paper Birds by Artist Marine Coutroutsios




Marine Coutroutsios is a French artist currently living and working in Sydney, Australia. See more incredibly intricate paper birds from Coutroutsios’ Australian Birds series below.

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25.05.15 by Staff

Thom Yorke’s 18-Day Long Soundtrack


Radiohead collaborator Stanley Donwood launched The Panic Office last week in Sydney, Australia. The retrospective exhibit highlights thousands of pieces, spanning over 25 years of work, and includes iconic album covers for OK Computer, Kid A, Amnesiac, Hail to the Thief, In Rainbows, and The King of Limbs. The exhibition also features original, unseen work and an 18-day-long soundtrack by Thom Yorke, entitled Subterranea.

Yorke’s experimental score is made up of ambient recordings that play through speakers in the floor, walls, and ceiling. Not one minute of the soundtrack is repeated, and with no plans for the tracks’ release, it can only be heard at the exhibit, which runs from May 21 and June 6. For those of you who can’t make it to Carriageworks, you can see the space and hear Yorke’s track in a video Donwood shared via Dropbox. More images of Donwood’s work and shots from the show below.

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04.05.15 by Kory Kingsley

Sarah Pannell


Wonderful photographs by Melbourne, Australia-based photographer, Sarah Pannell. Check out more of her work below.

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06.04.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x Tangible Interaction: Submissions to our Pencil Project for IAM Festival in Barcelona

Last month we launched a project to build a sculpture in Barcelona, at the IAM Festival, using pencils mailed in from all over the world. We collaborated with Vancouver-based studio Tangible Interaction to 3D-print special connectors that would allow us to connect the pencils together in a variety of ways. It was a pretty ambitious project considering we only had a few weeks to collect pencils and it would only work if we had lots.

You guys totally came through! All in all we had well over 1,000 pencils from all over the place: North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia, India, and Sri Lanka! Thank you all for making our project in Barcelona a success! If you sent us a pencil you can now say that you have exhibited at the Design Museum of Barcelona, that’s pretty cool!

Here is a quick time lapse of people at the event building the sculpture with your pencils and a gallery of all the people who emailed in a photo of themselves. These photos represent a small fraction of all the people who took part in the project but I think it still beautifully represents the way the Internet can used to create an artwork using bits and pieces from all different countries.

Churchill-Alternative-School5-OntarioChurchill Alternative School, Ontario

Thank you everyone! Gallery of “pencil people” below!

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02.03.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Project: Pencil Submissions!


Thank you to everyone who has already sent in pencils to our latest project! We’ve got so many already! Pencils are coming in from all over North America, UK, Asia, Australia, Brazil, even Sri Lanka – it’s amazing!

If you haven’t heard we are working with Tangible Interaction to build a collaborative sculpture in Barcelona for the IAM INTERNET festival. We’re using 3D-printed connectors to build a sculpture out of pencils mailed in from around the world. We want you to be a part of it!

1. Get a new or used pencil. The pencil can be round or hexagonal but should be standard width (if the pencil is too thick it will not fit our connectors) .

2. Use felts, paint, x-acto knife, whatever you want to decorate/personalize it. Include your name and city somewhere on it.

3. Photograph yourself holding your pencil. This part is optional but we would love to have a gallery of portraits of all the contributors.

4. Email your photo to: projects@booooooom.com with your NAME and CITY.

5. Mail your pencil (you can send as many as you like) to:

Tangible Interaction
304 – 1000 Parker Street
Vancouver BC V6A 2H2


Imperfect Future
Attn: Andres Colmenares
Carrer Sant Gervasi de Cassoles 37
6-3. 08022, Barcelona, Spain


Deadline for pencils is March 16th.



12.02.15 by Jeff

Drawings by Artist Miranda Lorikeet Using MS Paint


Drawings of a contemplative nude lady, by Australian HR assistant and artist Miranda Lorikeet, created with MS Paint. More below.

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08.01.15 by Jeff

Cartoonists and Illustrators Around the World Respond to #CharlieHebdo Attack in Paris

charliehebdo-cartoons-17Drawing by Lucille Clerc (French illustrator in London)


Illustrators and cartoonists around the world are paying tribute to those killed in the terrible shooting that just occurred at the offices of Paris-based satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. 12 people were killed by the masked gunmen, including Charlie Hebdo’s editor and publisher Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, and three cartoonists Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard Verlhac (known as “Tignous”).

Many artists and newspapers took to Twitter using the hashtag #charliehebdo and #jesuischarlie to respond to the killings:


charliehebdo-cartoons-03Drawing by Jean Jullien (France)


charliehebdo-cartoons-10Drawing by David Pope (Australia)


charliehebdo-cartoons-15Drawing by Steve Bell, for The Guardian


charliehebdo-cartoons-11Drawing by Dave Brown, for the Independent


charliehebdo-cartoons-01Drawing by MATT, for The Telegraph


charliehebdo-cartoons-06Drawing by Ann Telnaes, for The Washington Post (USA)


charliehebdo-cartoons-02Drawing by Mala Imagen (Chile)


charliehebdo-cartoons-04Drawing by Ruben L. Oppenheimer (Netherlands)


charliehebdo-cartoons-05Drawing by Joep Bertrams (Netherlands)


charliehebdo-cartoons-08Drawing by Francisco J. Olea (Chile)


charliehebdo-cartoons-09Drawing by Satish Acharya (India)


charliehebdo-cartoons-12Drawing by Michael de Adder (Canada)


charliehebdo-cartoons-13Drawing by Tom Toles, for The Washington Post


charliehebdo-cartoons-14Drawing by Patrick Chappatte, for International New York Times


07.01.15 by Jeff

John Lupo Avanti


Works by Brisbane, Australia-based illustrator John Lupo Avanti. Found via our January Reader Submissions. More below.

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