13.08.09 by Jeff

Tikki Tikki Tembo

For some reason Howie Tsui’s work immediately reminded me of one of my favourite childhood books, Tikki Tikki Tembo. Lucky for you, it exists on Youtube!

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Watch the video below! Tikki tikki tembo-no sa rembo-chari bari ruchi-pip peri pembo! Enjoy.














Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • i hope no one is offended by the story – for the record, i’m asian!

  • how could anyone be offended this lovely story! thanks for posting!

    • it caused controversy when it came out, people felt it perpetuated stereotype that Asian languages sounded like jibberish? something like that…

  • My kids used to be able to recite that. Yay for language play!

  • Raphael

    I’m glad I’m the first child haha

  • man! nostalgia! i completely forgot about this story until now. my parents used to read this to me all the time.

  • I loved this story as a kid! Wow, the illustrator died just earlier this year.

  • I remember this well. My mom used to read it to me and now I read it to my twin girls. But today’s best children’s book writer has got to be Mo Willems, including his “Leonardo the Terrible Monster” and “Edwina, the Dinosaur that Didn’t Know She was Extinct.”

    http://www.mowillems.com/

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  • jessica

    I haven’t thought of this book is almost thirty years!!! I loved it. I never thought of any issues with stereotypes obviously. Just good reading fun and funky illustrations! Thanks for reminding us!

  • Asians are backwards.

  • Stefan

    one of my all-time favs too. great kids book 🙂

  • Savannah

    I love Asians. Yes, it is offensive, but come on. It’s still cute. I remember back in 7th grade a story teller lady came and told us it. Now, what do you know, I’m doing a report on it.





26.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Travis Christian

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Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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