04.01.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: January

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This is an OPEN CALL for you art and photography! I discovered so many amazing artists this past year in our monthly reader submissions posts. Just a reminder that this is not only a chance to share your work but to compliment and build up others in this community – they’re all your peers!

Not everything submitted will be featured, but keep in mind these posts often get well over 1,000 comments so you can imagine the amount of people who will see your work here. You have the ability to vote up work you see in here, it does help me to see the kind of work that the readers are really feeling.

Excited to see what you all share this month and all this year!

 

Submission Guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

 

24.12.15 by Jeff

The 20 Most Memorable Articles of 2015

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Merry Christmas everyone, here are the top 20 posts from 2015! These were our most shared articles this year (and a few of my personal favourites mixed in). If you missed last year’s post: Top 15 of 2014.

The first article linked below, our Seb Lester video, was watched 60 MILLION TIMES on Facebook (see here). 60 million??? I still can’t believe it.

 

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An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester

 

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Mind-Melting Animated Gifs by Nicolas Fong

 

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Drawings of Motorcycles Using Coffee Cup Stains by Artist Carter Asmann

 

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Guy Hacks Turntable to Create Techno Music (The Hard Way)

 

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The Artwork of Artist Jean-Pierre Roy

 

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Stop-Motion Animator Dillon Markey Transforms Nintendo Power Glove into Something Actually Useful

 

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A Really Satisfying Instagram: Unexpected Photo Pairings

 

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Antoine Terrieux’s Incredible Hair Dryer Installations

 

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A Video Portrait of Sculptor Beth Cavener

 

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Empty Film Posters With the Movie Titles and Main Subjects Removed

 

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How Technology is Taking Over Our Lives: Illustrations by Jean Jullien

 

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The Artwork of Artist Kit King

 

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Nicolas Jaar Re-Scores 1969 Armenian Avant-Garde Film (Watch Full Film)

 

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Portraits of Japanese Kids with Fruit on their Shoulders by Photographer Osamu Yokonami

 

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Hilarious Street Art by Michael Pederson

 

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Jaw-Dropping Drone’s Eye View of Surfing Teahupo’o

 

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Kaleidoscope BMX Video Unlike Anything You’ve Ever Seen

 

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New York Rapper Secretly Records Entire Album Using Apple Store Computers

 

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

 

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Photographer Creates Fungus to Destroy Photos With Spectacular Results

 

 

23.12.15 by Jeff

The 20 Most Memorable Music Videos of 2015

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Here’s my picks for the 20 best, most creative, funny, beautiful, memorable videos of 2015. I don’t believe any other sites chose the video I picked for Video of the Year. It took me awhile to edit this down from a list I had of 50 or so videos. Hope you find a couple that you overlooked this year, and if you disagree with my list, let me what your top 20 is in the comments. FKA Twigs is not on this list so let the disagreements begin.

Watch all the videos below!

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08.12.15 by Jeff

Giveaway: Lodown Art Editions

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Once a year, Berlin-based Lodown Magazine releases a special oversized edition focused on contemporary art. These issues are always very visual, with less text, and no product features. We have a set of all 7 art editions to give away to one of our readers! Have a look inside the latest issue, “Renaissance”, below.

If you wanna snag the entire set, recommend a cool magazine for me to check out in the comments below. I’ll select a winner on December 18th.

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December

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Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

13.11.15 by Staff

Blog of the Day: Become a Modern Day Caveman

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Building everything with literally nothing but his bare hands, the guy behind Primitive Technology has turned basic human resourcefulness into his own personal hobby. And this isn’t just rubbing two sticks together to create fire or crafting rudimentary tools.

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.

Also It should be noted that I don’t live in the wild but just practice this as a hobby. I live in a modern house and eat modern food. I just like to see how people in ancient times built and made things. It is a good hobby that keeps you fit and doesn’t cost anything apart from time and effort.”

In his latest post, he adds a full on chimney to his tiled-roof mud hut (constructed in a previous entry) and makes his own clay pots! Watch the full video below!

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05.01.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions / January

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Here is the first monthly reader submissions post for 2015! Thanks to everyone who submitted work to the December Submissions post, and for an incredible year of submissions. A lot of the great work I featured the past 12 months was pulled directly out of these posts. I’m blown away by the talent we have in the community of Booooooom readers. Keep the submisisons coming!

For those that don’t already know, this is the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Thanks again to everyone for up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other, it really pumps people up, and helps me see what work you like. I encourage you to share your work here because these posts get a lot of traffic and even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen, and definitely sends traffic to your own websites.

Please share your work here this month. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

13.12.14 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2014

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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

 

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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

 

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5) Classic Album Covers Located In Google Streetview

 

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

 

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7) Incredible Folded Paintings By Artist Marcelo Daldoce

 

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

 

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9) Gorgeous Soft Pastel Drawings By Artist Zaria Forman

 

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10) Japanese Photographer Photoshops Herself Into Her Own Childhood Photos

 

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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

 

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

 

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

 

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