09.07.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Exclusive Mix & Interview: Tele Fresco

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West Coast producer on the rise, Tele Fresco, put together a fantastic mix for us which you can stream or download below (download it while you can).

When I discovered his rework of Travi$ Scott’s Upper Echelon I pretty much listened to everything on his Soundcloud. It’s only a matter of time before this guy really breaks through. I did a short online interview with him a couple weeks ago, so while you’re listening you can learn a little bit more about him! Enjoy.

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30.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver Event: Sports Day

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Heads up Vancouver, we’re teaming up with our friends at lululemon lab, Juice Truck, Tight Club, Culver City Salads, and Distrikt Movement to put on a really fun summer event!

On July 11th, 4 communities will converge at the ruins of the 1951 Empire Games bicycle track, now known as China Creek North Park, for the first ever & maybe never again — SPORTS DAY: Hood Vibes Only.

On this day, Hoods will battle it out for the coveted blue, 1st place ribbon and bragging rights in an elementary school styled, semi-athletic competition for neighbourhood supremacy (aka just for fun).

Find a team, make a name, find a mascot, grab your old pinnies from elementary school, register, cancel all appointments, and get ready for a day of mind games, tug-of-war, run relays and of course beers.

With your ticket you get: a salad, a juice, 2 beers, a chance to compete in all competition, live DJ all afternoon, access to the beer garden.

Sign up for the event here.

16.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom x WeTransfer: HEAVY DREAMERS (Full Film)

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Earlier this year we teamed up with WeTransfer to profile a diverse group of artists and investigate their creative motivations while they made work at the Pow! Wow! Hawaii arts festival. Huge thanks to director David Ehrenreich and cinematographer Liam Mitchell, it was an amazing experience working with them once again. A lot of blood sweat and tears went into this little piece, I hope you enjoy it! Please view it full screen HD if your connection is fast enough!

HEAVY DREAMERS features interviews with: Hot Tea, Kevin Lyons, James Jean, Tatiana Suarez, Nosego, Lauren YS, Klone, Smithe, Case, and JPatt.

Watch the full film below!

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11.06.15 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

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*Update June 11th 2015 – I am still updating this list, removing Tumblrs that are no longer updated, and adding more as they are submitted. Please read the text below before submitting your Tumblr for consideration! Thank you all for the help, this has become an amazing resource – let’s keep it going!

 

I am starting to compile an extensive curated list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the quality suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey works by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) and I’d like to include as many sites as possible that actually credit the original creators.

Please share this with friends, the more input we have the better this resource will be! Stoked for this! Let’s go!

 

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2headedsnake.tumblr.com

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alesthetique.tumblr.com

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anoceaninthecity.tumblr.com

arpeggia.tumblr.com

art-documents.tumblr.com

artistportfoliosites.tumblr.com

artpropelled.tumblr.com

artruby.com

asecretphoto.tumblr.com

assignment10.tumblr.com

atavus.tumblr.com

badbananas.tumblr.com

bigredandshiny.tumblr.com

blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com

blog.conveyormagazine.org

blog.sevenknotwind.com

blue-voids.tumblr.com

boburu.tumblr.com

bookspreads.tumblr.com

booooooom.tumblr.com

boxforstanding.tumblr.com

bradypus.tumblr.com

bremser.tumblr.com

bryanschutmaat.tumblr.com

cities.tumblr.com

contemporary-art-blog.com

contemporaryartdaily.tumblr.com

cosascool.tumblr.com

covetarts.tumblr.com

crematorie.tumblr.com

dailyartjournal.tumblr.com

darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com

dear-ada.tumblr.com

different-folks.tumblr.com

disturber-magazine.tumblr.com

dontpostme.com

doubleflawless.tumblr.com

drawingdiary.tumblr.com

ecrcover.tumblr.com

efedra.tumblr.com

eightiesart.tumblr.com

eiginleiki.net

exhibition-ism.com

faithistorment.tumblr.com

farewell-kingdom.tumblr.com

featureshoot.tumblr.com

fecalface.tumblr.com

floatingcosmos.tumblr.com

florandies.tumblr.com

folknouveau.tumblr.com

foundinspirationmovingforward.tumblr.com

free-parking.tumblr.com

frntrs.tumblr.com

fullserving.tumblr.com

galasai.com

gallowhill.tumblr.com

gangbangbong.tumblr.com

geschmacksneutral.tumblr.com

gh0stgums.com

gills.tumblr.com

goodworkthanks.tumblr.com

gradientchild.tumblr.com

grossgaians.tumblr.com

haw-lin.com

heathwest.tumblr.com

heliocentrism.tumblr.com

hifas.tumblr.com

hifructosemag.tumblr.com

highonyourmemories.tumblr.com

holyurl.tumblr.com

human-empathy.tumblr.com

hydeordie.com

hyperallergic.tumblr.com

iamjapanese.tumblr.com

iceblack.tumblr.com

if-you-leave.tumblr.com

iheartmyart.com

inspiredbyme.tumblr.com

inthenewfrontier.tumblr.com

ipocrisia.tumblr.com

jennilee.tumblr.com

jennyannmorgan.tumblr.com

jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

jillsies.tumblr.com

julianminima.tumblr.com

juxtapozmag.tumblr.com

killthecollector.tumblr.com

kinetics.tumblr.com

knowinng.tumblr.com

krypten.tumblr.com

kvntrn.tumblr.com

la-beaute–de-pandore.tumblr.com

lacma.tumblr.com

laravissante.tumblr.com

lepoeteborgne.tumblr.com

leslieseuffert.tumblr.com

letselopetoday.tumblr.com

like-ivy.tumblr.com

likeafieldmouse.com

limboyouth.com

m75.tumblr.com

malaising.tumblr.com

mangopopsicle.org

mdme-x.tumblr.com

mmday.tumblr.com

mosslessmagazine.com

mpdrolet.tumblr.com

murmansea.tumblr.com

museumoflatinamericanart.tumblr.com

museumuesum.tumblr.com

myampgoesto11.tumblr.com

mydarkenedeyes.tumblr.com

mydeadpony.tumblr.com

nattonelli.tumblr.com

nearlya.tumblr.com

netanoesporno.tumblr.com

neural-network.tumblr.com

newodor.tumblr.com

nopefun.com

nothingwritten.com

nyctaeus.tumblr.com

objectstatus.tumblr.com

oftheafternoon.com

oldhorse.tumblr.com

oneforeverywish.tumblr.com

onepainting.tumblr.com

oxane.tumblr.com

paper-journal.tumblr.com

partyswetzs.tumblr.com

photographersdirectory.tumblr.com

photographsonthebrain.com

planetaryfolklore.tumblr.com

pleasexcusethemess.tumblr.com

plotsummary.tumblr.com

postpatternism.tumblr.com

pulmonaire.tumblr.com

raakha.tumblr.com

razorshapes.tumblr.com

readingforms.com

robotscrytoo.com

rocketscience.tumblr.com

ronulicny.tumblr.com

roomdark.tumblr.com

rustybreak.tumblr.com

ryandonato.com

sculpture-center.tumblr.com

selektormagazine.tumblr.com

self-romance.tumblr.com

semihlakerta.tumblr.com

sensitive.tumblr.com

septagonstudios.tumblr.com

sewerscape.tumblr.com

sfmoma.tumblr.com

shanellpapp.tumblr.com

shootinggallery.tumblr.com

showslow.tumblr.com

smalljoke.tumblr.com

snowce.tumblr.com

somedisordered.tumblr.com

somethingsforyoutolookat.tumblr.com

somewhatreal.tumblr.com

sonicteeth.tumblr.com

spatula.tumblr.com

spraybeast.tumblr.com

staged-photography.tumblr.com

starbucks-fauxhemian.tumblr.com

stream.fm-a.dk

supermaxpro.tumblr.com

supersonicelectronic.com

technolowgy.tumblr.com

the-coven.tumblr.com

the-drawing-center.tumblr.com

the-social-collective.tumblr.com

thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com

theformdeform.tumblr.com

thegetty.tumblr.com

theglaze.tumblr.com

theheavycollective.com

theholydeer.tumblr.com

thejogging.tumblr.com

theonlymagicleftisart.com

thephotographicimage.tumblr.com

thepoeticphotographycollection.tumblr.com

thequandary.tumblr.com

thesearenicephotos.tumblr.com

thisisacult.org

thisisnthappiness.com

timelightbox.tumblr.com

toutpetitlaplanete.tumblr.com

turbofolk.tumblr.com

uhohgallery.tumblr.com

unknowneditors.tumblr.com

unseentactics.tumblr.com

untrustyou.tumblr.com

upandcomingart.tumblr.com

victimize.tumblr.com

vinkelret.tumblr.com

visual-poetry.tumblr.com

visualhunt.tumblr.com

voodoovoodoo.tumblr.com

wandering-bears.tumblr.com

welgevormd.com

whitneymuseum.tumblr.com

wowgreat.tumblr.com

wvdv.tumblr.com

wwwalk.tumblr.com

zzzzoom.tumblr.com

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09.06.15 by Jeff

Official Release: The Booooooom REMAKE book is finally here!

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IT’S FINALLY HERE.

After years (literally years) making the first-ever Booooooom book it has finally been released! You can purchase this on Amazon (and Amazon.ca and Indigo) and pretty much wherever quality books are sold! If you have a shop and want to carry our book that would be awesome, please contact Chronicle Books (if you’re in Canada contact Raincoast Books).

We’re giving away 2 books on our Instagram and another copy here. All you have to do is leave a comment below with a link to your favourite Booooooom post from 2015 so far. We’ll pick a winner in a week!

Thank you to everyone who has art in here, your books are all being mailed to you!

 

LEAVE A COMMENT / ENTER TO WIN BOOK

 

04.06.15 by Jeff

Booooooom T-Shirt Designed by Wakana Yamazaki

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Today is the last day to pick up one of our limited edition Booooooom t-shirts「JUNK FOOD MAN」designed by Japanese illustrator Wakana Yamazaki. It’s only available until tonight at 11:59pm PST! Don’t miss out, these won’t be for sale ever again.

ORDER THE SHIRT HERE

02.06.15 by Jeff

An Interview with Tokyo-Based Illustrator Wakana Yamazaki

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Our first-ever Booooooom t-shirt is for sale until Thursday! 3 more days and then it’s gone forever! Purchase it here.

The artist behind the design is Tokyo-based illustrator Wakana Yamazaki. We commissioned her to create a graphic in her wildly original style, and this junk food man was exactly what we were hoping for! Below is a short interview with Wakana.

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Jeff Hamada: Where are you living right now, and what’s your favourite thing about living there?

Wakana Yamazaki: I live in Chiba Prefecture. Favourite thing is a lot of friends are living near and easy to commute to the workplace in Tokyo.

JH: Do you like natto? I love it, but lots of my Japanese friends hate it.

WY: It has strong unique smell, but I love it! I buy natto rolls for lunch as well.

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JH: Have you traveled much outside of Japan?

WY: I sometimes go for a trip to Asia because the travel expenses are low. I plan to go to Vietnam with a friend next year.

JH: Vietnam is amazing I was there a year ago! What do you and your friends do for fun in Chiba?

WY: I envy you! Did you go to Suoi Tien Theme Park in Vietnam? I really want to go there. In Chiba, I go to music festivals and Disneyland, and the big flea market is fun. And it’s fun to create together at friend’s house.

JH: I didn’t go to the theme park – next time! Can you describe the last dream you had?

WY: I could not remember it well, but I often have dreams that usually mix B movies.

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JH: What’s your favourite B movie?

WY: “Terror Vision” “Killer Klowns from Outer Space” Both movies I like are silly.

JH: You have a very unique illustrative style! Something about it reminds me of the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine animation (which was done by a Canadian animator, George Dunning). What things are influencing your work?

WY: I was influenced by Seymour Chwast of the push pin studios. His old picture book is colorful and graphical, and it’s really great. I like psychedelic illustrations of the 70’s and 60’s, and comics of Guy Peellaert. Of course I also love Yellow Submarine animation.

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JH: I would love to see your work animated, is this something you’ve ever though about?

WY: Of course, I’d be really glad if it comes true. When drawing the work, it seems that it’s moving in my head. I’d like to visualize it.

JH: What are some Tokyo-based bands I should check out?

WY: Well, I don’t hear so much Japanese music. A metal band I like is “Ningen Isu”. I recommend it to heavy metal fans.

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JH: Do you do illustration as a full-time job? Or you have another job too?

WY: I work as a freelance illustrator while doing the work of the design in a company.

JH: Can we end this interview with a quote that you like?

WY: A Japanese proverb “好きこそ物の上手なれ”. “Nothing is impossible to a willing mind.”

 

Wakana Yamazaki on Tumblr

Wakana Yamazaki on Instagram

05.05.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: May

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I meant to post this before the weekend – it’s time for a new month of art submissions! Thanks for submitting your work to the April Submissions post. As always thanks to all of you who take time to leave encouraging comments to artists who submit work, and please keep upvoting work you like!

These monthly posts are the best way to promote yourself! Works that I may not feel are a fit can still be seen, and artists can get some new visitors to their own personal sites regardless. Please share your work here during the month of May. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website. Please keep the image under 500kb, there is a bug that causes duplicate comments if the image is too large.

 

Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image (500kb or less) 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