Boom Saloon 002 (Theme: Perspective)
Client: Rachel Arthur
Editorial Design, Curation
boom saloon is a print publication which highlights the importance of the arts and creative industries whilst working to democratise creativity for good. We showcase the work of a range of creatives, from students and those who have never been published before right up to the industry experts and leaders. boom is a triple stranded business which comprises of boom saloon, boom projects and the boom room. The second strand, boom projects, is an ongoing series of community led projects which use creativity to inspire and empower.
Featuring a broad spectrum of creatives, from established names to up and coming talent, issue 002 discusses the concept of ‘elements’. Amsterdam based collage artist Vesna Vrdoljak looks to the sea to explore the theme in her ongoing search for elegant connections between apparently inconsequential subjects. In ‘Love and War on the Rooftops’, Roisin Maire Taylor discusses how the community of Tripoli is using creativity to build reconciliation amidst bitter conflict. Our gaze is again cast around the world with breathtakingly beautiful photo essays from Morgane Bigault, who considers the disintegrating cliché of the American dream; and Tim Craig, who takes us on a journey through the beaten down back streets of Mumbai in his feature, ‘Hubble’. Photography from Jaz Jagdeo and Holly Wesley supports the story of our first social project, the Creative Riot. And right at the back of the publication you’ll again find our very special feature, Tear Sheets- a one-off artwork from an exciting talent, all ready for you to tear out and frame.