17.09.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Huge Nerds Build Beautiful Scale Model of Solar System in Desert

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This is incredible (and incredibly nerdy). Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh have built the first scale model of the solar system in the form of a beautiful time-lapse. They used an Earth the size of a marble, and a sun the size of a big reflector disc, measuring out the various planetary orbits in the middle of Black Rock Desert in Nevada. At night, they used their cars to drive the orbits of each planet with a different colour lightbulb.

I’m just gonna stop trying to explain it and just let you watch it. It’s more beautiful than I’m making it sound! Trust me! Watch “To Scale: The Solar System” below!

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16.09.15 by Staff

Amazing 360 Degree Projected Sculpture


Originally created for the 2014 Burning Man Festival, “Shogyo Mujo” is now a traveling art piece and highlight of technology conferences like 2014 Adobe Max and 2015 Siggraph. BARTKRESA design and Josh Harker, the team behind the 360 degree projected sculpture, hope to start taking the installation around the world. Watch the video below to get the full effect!

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16.09.15 by Staff

Crowdfunding Film About Autistic Pinball Champion


As mentioned in our post about the short documentary last month, the makers of Wizard Mode are looking to turn the story of world-class pinballer, Robert Gagno, into a full length feature. The teaser for the film already received a Vimeo Staff Pick and they’ve just launched a crowdfunding campaign, Wizard Mode on Indiegogo.

Diagnosed with autism at the age of three, the documentary aims to give audiences a closer look at Gagno’s personal struggle to become more independent while, at the same time, producing the kind of movie pinball fans can be proud of!

Watch the promo video below to learn more about this beautiful film project. (And make sure to watch right to the end!)

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16.09.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes


This is for all you aspiring graphic 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.

A couple weeks ago I started trying out different classes so I’d know first hand if any of them were worth sharing with you. After poking around a bit, I can honestly say there really is some great content on the site.

I recommend the logo design class, taught by the talented Aaron Draplin. It’s pretty fast paced (I had to pause it a couple times), and not every keyboard shortcut is explained, but I definitely learned more from watching this series of videos than I did in most of my media classes at University.

There are hundreds of classes and many talented instructors. Jeff Staple teaches a class on branding (I haven’t taken this class yet), and Jessica Hische, who famously designed the Moonrise Kingdom type, teaches another one about lettering. I’m halfway through her class, and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.

If you never went to design school or you just want to brush up on some basics this could be what you’re looking for. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, but if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Or don’t, it’s up to you. I still recommend their site even if you don’t use our link to check it out!


16.09.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Hyuro


Various drawings and painted murals by Spanish artist Hyuro, whose work is a nice complement to the work of her friend Escif. Lots of images below!

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16.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Afarin Sajedi


Incredibly arresting paintings by Iranian artist, Afarin Sajedi. See more of her surreal portraits below!

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16.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jenny Volvovski


Lovely print series featuring quintessential Chicago houses by Jenny Volvovski (of three person design company ALSO). More images below.

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15.09.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Martha Ossowska Persson


Amazing handiwork by Martha Ossowska Persson! Persson was born in Gothenburg, Sweden where she now lives and works. See more of her fantastic watercolours below.

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