25.01.16 by Staff

Hand-cut Collages by Artist Human Wreckage

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Surreal hand-cut collages made from forgotten ephemera by American artist Human Wreckage. More images below.

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20.01.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: The Low Bros

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We’ve posted the work of our friends, Berlin-based duo The Low Bros a few times before (click here for previous posts). Check out a selection of their amazing paintings, public murals, and a video clip below! All the work is from the past year, busy guys!

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10.11.15 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Odyssey Works “Six Proposals for a More Beautiful World”

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For the last 15 years, Odyssey Works have specialized in single-audience performances: studying the life of a single individual and then orchestrating the kind of intimate and immersive experiences their audiences-of-one never forget. Many are said to go on to change jobs or commit to loved ones afterward. So who better to write a guide book for creating life-changing moments? Check out the video below for more information on their Kickstarter!

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03.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Profile: Jacob Ovgren

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Nice feature on the unabashedly immature work of Swedish artist and skater, Jacob Ovgren, who designs for one of my favourite skate brands, Polar. The video is part of The LB Project’s series promoting art and skateboarding. Check out the interview and more from The LB Project below!

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16.10.15 by Jeff

The Booooooom Doodle Hunt

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I am really really really excited to announce our first-ever Booooooom Doodle Hunt! It starts today! So what is it exactly? Let me tell you!

A couple weeks ago I was hanging with my friend artist Luke Ramsey and I filmed him drawing a whole bunch of these really cool characters. We came up with the idea to hide them all around the site and give away original drawings to people who find them.

I also thought this would be a unique way just to say thanks for hanging around on Booooooom. With that in mind I asked my friends at Herschel Supply if they’d also hook us up with some bags as prizes!

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So here’s how it works:

1. The Doodle Hunt begins today and runs until November 6th.

2. We have added 14 of Luke’s “hidden friends” to random posts starting from TODAY back to JUNE 1 2015 (5 months of posts, nothing is hidden further back than that).

3. There will be 1 additional drawing hidden on a post between now and November 6th. This will be the 15th doodle you will need to complete the set, so keep your eyes peeled on new posts in the next 3 weeks!

4. The “hidden friends” look like this:

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5. Whenever you find a “hidden friend” save the image and make sure to record the URL of the post.

6. If you are able to find all 15 “hidden friends” send an email to doodlehunt@booooooom.com with the 15 images and the 15 URLs of the pages they were hiding. The first 4 people to find them all each win a Herschel Supply bag, and an original drawing by Luke Ramsey.

BONUS: There is 1 “hidden friend” that is RED instead of green. The first person to find it instantly wins a Herschel Supply bag!

UPDATE: The Red one has been found!

Happy hunting everyone and big thanks once again to Luke Ramsey and Herschel Supply. This is just for fun but maybe it could turn into a thing! We may give some hints as to the locations after the first week.

09.10.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Art/Book Fair

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Heads up local people, Vancouver Art/Book Fair opens next week (October 17th-18th) at the Vancouver Art Gallery! Hooray! Last year’s event was amazing, and this year’s looks like it will be bigger and better with more than 70 exhibitors and great lineup of presenters.

The event is organized each year by Project Space, a non-profit dedicated to publication as an artistic practise. Translation: If you’re into books and zines you do not want to miss it! The Vancouver Art/Book Fair is actually the reason I got to be real life friends with Hugh from Landfill Editions after admiring what he does from afar for so long (we even went on a hike). So you might even make some new friends! Put it in your calendar.

20.08.15 by Jeff

Convert Any Image Into A Million Emojis

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If you are bored at work right now, this is relevant. You can now convert any image into a million emojis thanks to Eric Andrew Lewis, a web developer for The New York Times, who just released Emoji Mosaic. I “created” these emoji versions of classic artworks and it was fun for about 10 seconds. Is it pointless and dumb? Yes. But are you gonna try it out with one of the hundred selfies on your phone right now? That’s what I thought.

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06.03.15 by Jeff

Mural Recap: Pow! Wow! Hawaii

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There were so many incredible murals painted at this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. It’s impossible to the fully appreciate these works without seeing them in person so maybe you’ll have to fly out to Honolulu and find them.

All the images in this post were painstakingly shot by Brandon Shigeta, who had to wake up extremely early (and also wait around for hours) to catch some of these without cars blocking them. He’s one of the hardest working people at this event every year.

I hope people in Honolulu realise how special this is; Vancouver is dying for something like this. Keep in mind, this post doesn’t even include all the work that was produced this year!

etam-1Mural by Sainer and Bezt (Etam Cru)

 

case-maclaim-smith-one-1Mural by Smithe and Case

 

doz-green-2Mural by Doze Green

 

eaton-1Mural by Tristan and Matt Eaton

 

crytik-1Mural by Cryptik

 

esao-aaron-horkeyMural by Esao and Aaron Horkey

 

ernestMural by Ernest Zacharevic

 

fafi-1Painting and flower installation by Fafi

 

heuman-1Mural by Hueman

 

hot-tea-3 One of many many yarn pieces by Hot Tea

 

katch-1 Mural by Katch

 

kevin-lyons-1 Mural by Kevin Lyons

 

mark-dean-veca-1Mural by Mark Dean Veca

 

dfaceMural by D*Face

 

reach-debeMural by Reach and Debe

 

severMural by Sever 

 

tatunga-and-lolo-ysMural by Lauren YS and Tatiana Suarez

 

vincent-di-nguyen Mural by Vincent Di Nguyen 

 

woes-nosego-1-(1) Mural by Woes, Nosego, Sainer, Lauren YS, Caratoes, Boykong

 

wooden-waveMural by Matt and Roxy Ortiz