10.04.17 by Staff

Kickstarter of the Day: Too Good To Be Photographed

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Too Good to be Photographed offers a collection of photographs, essays and conversations around the topic of photographic failure — that is, the inability of photography to always accurately replicate what we see and our assumptions about what photography should be able to do.

Curated by Lithuanian photographer Paulius Petraitis (aka Paul Paper), who spoke with over 60 artists on the subject, the book will feature more than 150 photographs and 47 artists from around the world. Watch the video below and check out the Kickstarter to learn more.

 

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22.02.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Chromaphilia by Stella Paul

Phaidon is releasing a new book all about colour and art. Written by author and art historian Stella Paul, Chromaphilia invites readers to consider the many ways that colour has been theorized and utilized to express meaning and emotion throughout different time-periods and cultures.

Each chapter of the book covers a specific colour (Red, Blue, Purple, Gold, Yellow, Green, White, Grey and Black), and offers insight, artwork and anecdotes you probably didn’t know. Like how Yves Klein’s obsession with a particular shade of blue led him to develop his own customized (and patented) paint. Or how many crushed bugs it used to take to make the coveted red dye used for royal garments. (The answer is 70,000!)

Check out more images from Chromaphilia below or grab yourself a copy when it’s released on March 13th. We also have one to give away! To snag the book, simply post a link to any Booooooom article in the comment section below and write 1 sentence about the artist’s use of colour.

The winner will be selected in two weeks!

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17.02.17 by Staff

The Story of Trump Told in the Style of Roger Hargreaves’ Mr. Men Books

An illustrator on b3ta messageboard has created a Mr. President book, made in the vein of the Mr. Men and Little Miss children’s book series by Roger Hargreaves. Check out the full story below!

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29.01.17 by Staff

“Feral Cities” by Zuri Camille de Souza & Maela Ohana

Artists Zuri Camille de Souza and Maela Ohana have collaborated on a new photo book exploring the topic of urban ecology through a mix of their collective photography, graphic design and writing. Check out more images from Feral Cities below!

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23.01.17 by Staff

“Deeper Than Night” by Photographer Coley Brown

Los Angeles-based photographer Coley Brown explores the transitional moment when darkness overtakes light in his latest book “Deeper Than Night.” Published by his own press, Silent Sound, and featuring a poetic introduction by fellow photographer Nicholas Hance McElroy, see more images from the meditative series below.

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20.01.17 by Staff

Book Giveaway: Cut That Out

Creative duo Ryan Doyle and Mark Edwards (aka DR.ME) have come out with a new book celebrating contemporary collage in the field of graphic design! Published by Thames and Hudson, Cut That Out offers a curated collection of collage work from leading designers and studios from 15 different countries. See more images below or get yourself a copy in stores/online.

We also have a copy to give away to one of you guys! We wanna know what your current favourite art book is? Let us know by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. We’ll pick a winner two weeks from today (open to all readers based in North America and Europe).

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06.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Thomas Prior Captures Mexican Festival of Sledgehammers and Homemade Explosives

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Men in the Mexican town of San Juan de la Vega wield sledgehammers loaded with homemade explosives, in this series of intense photographs by American photographer Thomas Prior.

Part of an annual festival honouring St. John the Baptist, residents take part in the exploding sledgehammer ritual, dodging deadly shrapnel to commemorate a time when the town’s namesake was able to triumph over some gold-stealing bandits! See more images from “Bomba” below, available now through Dashwood Books.

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01.11.16 by Staff

“One Sun, One Shadow” by Photographer Shane Lavalette

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American photographer Shane Lavalette’s new book is an extension of a series he did for a 2012 exhibition called “Picturing the South.” Drawing on the rich history of blues and gospel music, the book also includes text by artist and poet Tim Davis.

See more images from One Sun, One Shadow below or, if you’re in the New York area, check out the book launch and signing at Printed Matter on November 4 from 6-8pm!

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