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Review: Remake by Jeff Hamada

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Hardcover, 128 pages
Expected publication: June 9th 2015 by Chronicle Books
Source: Raincoast Books

The idea behind this book is to collect some of the submissions to the Boom blog (http://www.booooooom.com/) into a volume so people other than the blog’s readers can enjoy the creativity of the people participating in the remake project. The remake project, in case it isn’t clear to you, challenges participants to recreate in whichever way famous works of art and to have fun with your interpretation along the way.

I was impressed and amused by the range of works exhibited in the book. There are some which are quite intricate and take pains to recreate the artwork as precisely as possible while there are others that interpret the work quite expansively, and then there are others who add a twist or two that will make you chortle. Even if you are not an art aficionado, you will still enjoy seeing how creative people art. There are some works that are more popular than others, Girl with a Pearl Earring being one of them.

I do recommend this book as a gift or a coffee table book. It will start conversations. The ones below are my favourites.

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