01.04.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / April

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It’s the start of a new month so that means we are accepting your art submissions through a new post! Thank you all for submitting your work to the March Submissions post. As always thank you to everyone who takes the time to encourage artists who submit work with comments and upvotes. This is the reason why I like taking submissions this way, it means even work that I don’t feel is a fit for the site can still be seen and artists still finding their way can be given a boost.

This is the April Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of April. 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

27.03.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: “White Cube” Book by Brecht Vandenbroucke

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My favourite comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke finally has his book “White Cube” released in North America. Book publisher Drawn & Quarterly has given me a copy to give away to one of you. If you’d like to snag it, tell me a useless fact in the comments below!  We’ll pick a winner on April 11th.

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03.03.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / March

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The quality of work submitted last month to the February Submissions post was excellent. I found lots of great work by people I wasn’t aware of (I think the most of any month so far) so please continue to submit work. Thanks once again to everyone who continues to encourage artists who submit work with comments and upvotes. The good vibes are contagious.

This is the March Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of March. 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

 

 

 

11.02.14 by Jeff

“Love From Hawaii” Free Encouragement Project (Gallery of Postcard Senders)

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Our “Love From Hawaii” Encouragement Project is in full swing. As I described in the previous post I am having people here in Hawaii write encouraging postcards to Booooooom readers who leave comments on this post.

I’ll be adding portraits of all the postcard senders here. My cell phone battery is constantly dying so I’ll get them up as quickly as humanly possible – tons on the way.

You may recognize a few faces in the gallery below!

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10.02.14 by Jeff

“Love From Hawaii” Free Encouragement Project

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If you’ve been following along on Instagram you already know that I’m in Honolulu right now for this year’s Pow! Wow! Hawaii event. The last two years I painted murals, but this year I wanted my contribution to be a little different.

This year I want to include people who can’t physically come to Hawaii so I’m launching a free encouragement project. It’s really simple, if you’re in need of some encouragement ask for it in the comments below.

Tell me why you need the encouragement, be specific, and include your mailing address. I’ll be walking around Hawaii this week meeting people and asking them to write some words of encouragement on postcards, in response to the comments on this post.

 

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The first 100 messages will be written on a set of beautiful postcards given to me by my friend James Jean. If you’re interested the set will be released by Chronicle Books on February 25th. At the end of the week I will mail out all the postcards.

I’m not sure how many people will actually ask for free encouragement but if I get through the first 100 I’ll buy more postcards and continue on. So who wants some free encouragement?

 

REQUEST SOME FREE ENCOURAGEMENT

 

04.02.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / February

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First of all, thanks for all your submissions to the January Submissions post last month, I’m still finding really great stuff in there. Thanks also for continuing to encourage the submitters with your comments and for upvoting all the work you like.

This is the February Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of February. The comments are enabled to allow images 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

 

 

03.01.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / January

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Thank you for all the great work you submitted to the December Submissions post last month. I was able to feature some great work that I might not have otherwise found and I’m still bookmarking things.

It’s really satisfying to see lots of you leaving encouraging comments and upvoting the work you like. That’s the whole point!

This is the January Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of January. The comments are enabled to allow images 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

24.12.13 by Jeff

Top 15 Posts on Booooooom in 2013

I’m still compiling my annual roundup of photos from 2013 but in the meantime here are 15 of the most popular posts from the past year of Booooooom! Merry Christmas everyone!

 

Sculptures by artist Kris Kuksi

1. “Churchtanks” Sculptures by Artist Kris Kuksi

 

Drawings by artist John Franzen

2. Morphogenetic Freehand Drawings By Artist John Franzen

 

Photographer Alexey Kljatov Tapes Lens To Camera To Take Incredible Macro Snowflake Photos

3. Incredible Macro Snowflake Photos Taken With D.I.Y. Camera

 

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4. 600 Sunrises Atop Mt. Fuji Photographed by Yu Yamauchi

 

Map portraits drawings by artist Ed Fairburn

5. Artist Ed Fairburn Draws Portraits Of People On Old Maps

 

Wings by metalsmith Dukno Yoon

6. Wings by Metalsmith Dukno Yoon

 

Stardust generative portraits by Sergio Albiac

7. “Stardust” Generative Portraits by Artist Sergio Albiac

 

London Grammar Wasting My Young Years

8. 600+ Pinhole Cameras used for London Grammar’s Music Video

 

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9. Beautiful “Flower Constructions” Made From Pressed Flowers

 

Drawings by CJ Hendry

10. Incredible Photorealist Drawings by Artist CJ Hendry

 

Flexible Paper Sculptures by artist Li Hongbo

11. Mind-Bending Flexible Paper Sculptures by Artist Li Hongbo

 

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

12. Light Installations by Photographer James Nizam

 

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13. Collages by Artist Ernesto Artillos

 

animated murals by artist INSA

14. “Gif-fiti” Fantastic Animated Murals by Artist INSA

 

Time-Lapse photos by photographer Pelle Cass

15. Time-Lapse Photos by Photographer Pelle Cass