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Booooooom Announces Remake Project Finalists

December 20, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Quick disclaimer: these are not all finalists, just some of my favorites.

“American Gothic” remake by Jesse John Hunniford

“The Girl With The Pearl Earring” remake by Sybille de Chavagnac

“Self Portrait 1889″ remake by Seth Johnson

“Boy with a basket of fruit” remake by Guido Ricci

“Vase with 12 Sunflowers” remake by Qi Wei Fong

For the past few weeks our good friends over at Booooooom have been running a killer art contest called the Remake Project. The contest invited people to create modern interpretations of iconic artworks including paintings, photography, and sculpture. Submissions ended last week and I was honored to be one of seven guest judges helping to winnow the field of hundreds down to just 10 finalists. It was a nearly impossible task to pick just ten, as almost every single submission was impeccably executed and thoughtful. Now it’s your turn to vote. Pick your favorite and you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from Booooooom. If you haven’t seen all the entries I strongly urge you check them out, this is seriously one of the best pages on the internet right now.




The Year in Volcanoes

December 17, 2011

Christopher Jobson

The Atlantic has a wonderful collection of volcanic photography from 2011. Here are three of my favorites but definitely check out the rest. (via this isn’t happiness)




Every Single Toy (Almost) From the 1980s: The King of Legoland

October 5, 2011

Christopher Jobson


If you picked up a toy in the 1980s, be it a car, Transformers, LEGO, or a Nintendo game, chance is, it might be in this video. I think my mind just exploded with nostalgia. Music by Hunting Charlie’s Band(e), video directed by Micaël Reynaud. And look, animated GIFs for all you Tumblrs. (via vimeo)



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500 Black Markers

March 7, 2011

Christopher Jobson

Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B. has been slowly amassing an enormous stockpile of black markers in an attempt to one day hold the world’s largest collection. To celebrate his halfway point, Lee has meticulously illustrated by hand all 500 markers currently in his collection and released it as a print. The 80-lb. gloss poster is only $40 over at Studio B.I.B. (via coolhunting)




Atari Game Cartridge Poster by Hollis Brown Thornton

December 6, 2010

Christopher Jobson

OK full disclosure: I skipped Atari and started in on Nintendo in 1986. I actually bought my first Atari in 2003 from a thrift store and it came bundled with three additional Atari systems and about 100 games in a giant black trash bag for $80. Even after having gone through a Super Nintendo and PlayStation, discovering Atari games was fascinating; the pure essence of video gaming laid bare in pixels.

Atari represents outdated bits of technological development that are still around, like ideas or beliefs that no longer serve their original purpose, and the difficulty we sometimes have getting rid of them. The games represent the origins of digital and virtual realities, worlds where the people who play the games are the heroes and protagonists in the adventures. The collection of games is a tribute to these digital origins, as well as a tribute to the excellent artwork on these worn out cartridges. Some games show their long lives well, with torn labels and faded inks, while one even has the name of the past owner scrawled on the cover.

So get all nostalgic (and I’ll get faux-nostalgic) with this new Atari print from 20×200 by Hollis Brown Thornton.




Consollection 2: The Ultimate Video Game Poster of All Time

November 30, 2010

Christopher Jobson

Ohhhh my goodness. The Consollection graphic has been updated to include more game systems with added detail and is now finally a print which you can purchase and hang in the most prominent part of your household.

170 videogame systems are shown as miniatures in chronological order. Every system is presented with name, manufacturer and release date. A nice overview over 38 years of videogame-history.

(via coudal)



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