09.10.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Art/Book Fair


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

emoji-schieleEmoji Mosaic Schiele


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

james-jeanMural by James Jean

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


17.02.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Coral Morphologic


A fascinating peek into the process behind the living artworks of scientific art collective, Coral Morphologic. This is so cool! Watch the video below.

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02.02.15 by Jeff

Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong


I stared at this image above for waaay too long; it’s gotta be one of the best animated gifs I’ve ever seen. These incredible looping animations were created by animator Nicolas Fong. Thanks to Russell Alton for helping me I.D. the creator via Twitter. Have a look at some more below.

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13.12.14 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2014

timeslice photography

Here’s some weekend links for you, I dug up the 100 most popular Booooooom posts from the past year, and then whittled down the list to 15, as a sort of best of the year roundup. If you missed last year’s roundup here it is: Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2013.


1) Ingenious Hummingbird Flip-Books Made Out Of Recycled Bike Parts


2) Kid With No Money Makes His Own Action Figures Out Of Twist Ties


beautiful moths

3) Colourful Giant Handmade Textile Butteflies And Moths


These are Not Pieces of Trash They Are Detailed Paintings on Carved Wood

4) These Are Not Pieces Of Trash They Are Detailed Paintings On Carved Wood



5) Classic Album Covers Located In Google Streetview


dan marker timeslice photography

6) Fantastic Time-Slice Photography By Dan Marker-Moore


folded paintings by artist marcelo daldolce

7) Incredible Folded Paintings By Artist Marcelo Daldoce


guitar solo to the exact tune of a guy crying

8) Guitar Solo To The Exact Tune Of Japanese Politician Crying Hysterically


chalk pastel drawings by artist zaria forman

9) Gorgeous Soft Pastel Drawings By Artist Zaria Forman


woman photoshops herself into photos from her own childhood

10) Japanese Photographer Photoshops Herself Into Her Own Childhood Photos


allison schulnik animation

11) Allison Schulnik’s Fantastic Stop-Motion Animation Made Out Of Clay


Invention of the Day: 3D-Printed Machine Gun That Folds and Shoots Paper Airplanes

12) Guy Creates 3D-Printed Machine Gun That Folds And Shoots Paper Airplanes


jessamyn lovell

13) Photographer Has Her Identity Stolen And Gets Revenge With Art Project


ed spence re-arranges and collages photos

14) Meticulously Cut And Re-Arranged Photos By Artist Ed Spence


quilts made of heavy metal t-shirts

15) Heavy Metal T-Shirts Made Into Handmade Quilts By Artist Ben Venom




10.12.14 by Jeff

Art Prints: Occupy

occupy-03occupy-01 occupy-02

The gang over at Occupy have a bunch of new artist prints available, my picks would be (from top to bottom) Hsiao Ron Cheng, Mario Hugo, and Simon Landrein. Take a peek here.

05.12.14 by Jeff

Bookshelf: 2014 It’s Nice That Annual


The folks over at It’s Nice That have just released their annual round up of the best art and design from the past year. The book features over 300 pages of artwork, interviews, graduates, and exhibitions. Oh, and it even comes with a postcard signed by one of the featured artists. Have a look inside the 2014 It’s Nice That Annual, below.

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