11.09.15 by Jeff

An Interview with Master Calligrapher Seb Lester

Calligrapher and type designer Sebastian “Seb” Lester is one of my favourite people to follow on Instagram (@seblester). The hand drawn calligraphy videos that he creates are so satisfying to watch that I find myself returning to them time and time again. It’s no wonder he’s amassed a following of over 1.2 million followers on his various social channels.

I asked Seb, of all the videos he’s made so far, which words have been the most fun to draw. The video above is a compilation of his favourites. A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to ask him a bit more about his work as a sort of mini interview to accompany the video. You can read it in its entirety, a view some more videos, below.


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27.08.15 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Björn Griesbach


Perfectly creepy illustrations by German artist Björn Griesbach. More images below!

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15.07.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Gala Bent


Fantastic drawings by Seattle artist Gala Bent. More images from “A Chorus for the Multiverse” and “The Ether and the Mantle” below!

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29.06.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Tippery


Drawings by artist Ryan Tippery. More images below.

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04.06.15 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based Artist and Tattooer Shannon Elliott


Tattoos by Vancouver-based artist Shannon Elliott. More images below.

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08.05.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Drawing The Human Body


This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a learning resource for aspiring artists. If you are interested in brushing up on the basics of life drawing, they’re currently offering a free downloadable eGuide on “Drawing the Human Body”.

This eGuide gives you an overview of things like proportioning the body using the head as measurement, sizing hands properly, and basic anatomy. If this interests you: Download the eGuide for free.

17.04.15 by Jeff

Craftsy: Sketchbooks – Drawing the Everyday


This week our sponsor is Craftsy, a resource of courses and eGuides for aspiring artists looking to learn the basics. They’re currently offering Booooooom readers 50% off of a class called Sketchbooks – Drawing the Everyday (offer expires April 24th).

The class helps you develop drawing skills to capture the world around you. You’ll learn the basics of sketching on location, assessing light and shadow, and tips for making a compelling composition. If you’re interested, learn more here.

02.04.15 by Jeff

Dear Data: A Fascinating Year-Long Hand-Drawn Data Visualisation Project


Designers Giorgia Lupi (New York) and Stefanie Posavec (London) recently launched a fascinating postcard project called Dear Data. Each week the two data artists measure one aspect of their daily lives and then represent that information with a drawing on a postcard. Every Monday they put their postcards into the mail to journey across the ocean to the other and begin collecting data for the next postcard. Having only met twice in person, this project is as much about the two of them getting to know one another as it is about finding creative ways to record details of their own lives.

There are so many interesting details in the notes they make for each other; instructions on how to decode the often extremely abstract ways they’ve represented their findings, as well as little tidbits about their day. The topics they choose for each week vary from people and purchases they make to emotions and the number of times they look at themselves in a mirror or window.

I love the analog and imperfect nature of the project; I think it makes the idea of data visualisation more accessible. I’ve included a bunch of their postcards below. Head over to their site to see larger images (they’re worth reading).

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