02.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Marc Sommer

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Strasbourg, France-based artist Marc Sommer creates the kind of visuals that you can’t unsee; images that embed themselves deep in your subconscious. I don’t know what this image means but I can’t stop thinking about it. More of his striking work below.

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30.10.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Arina Shabanova

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Painter’s Mansion by Ivan Khrutsky (1855)

Love this project by Moscow-based Russian illustrator Arina Shabanova, who recently shared her work in our October Reader Submissions. Shabanova took this painting by Ivan Khrutsky and reinterpreted it over and over, emphasizing various small details in the original.

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Have a look at many more interpretations below.

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29.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Daliah L. Ammar

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Paintings by Art Institute of Chicago student Daliah L. Ammar, previously featured here after she submitted her work last December.

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29.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ben Horton

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I spent the last week and a half out in Tokyo for Pow! Wow! Japan and was thrilled to get to hang with the guy who painted this mural, Ben Horton. I’ll be posting a recap of the event but in the meantime enjoy a selection of his paintings below.

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27.10.15 by Staff

Ai Weiwei Wants Your Legos!

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When Lego refused to sell Ai Weiwei a bulk order for a new project, fans started offering up their own. The contemporary artist/activist will now use these lego donations for a piece specifically related to issues of free speech and “political art.” Check out his latest Instagram posts and the first Lego-collection point (a parked car with an open sunroof for easy Lego depositing) below!

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20.10.15 by Staff

Artist Profile: Mark Gonzales

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Legendary skateboarder and artist, Mark Gonzales, talks candidly with Evan Goodfellow about his early years and the things that interest him now. He also pets a cat. Check out Monster Children’s wonderfully intimate video 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.

14.10.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Taupe Syuka

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Beautiful watercolour illustrations by Taupe Syuka. More images below.

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13.10.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ibrahim Resnelli

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A selection of drawings by Bursa, Turkey-based artist Ibrahim Resnelli. More images below.

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