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!

tikki tikki tembo no sa rembo chari bari ruchi pip peri pembo kids book arlene mosel blair lent

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.





22.05.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide

Lots of new videos to check out on our video platform, Booooooom TV, and be sure to check out all our director interviews in the feature section. Here’s a few to check out this week:

 

1 – Watch: “Coeur Croisé” – The art direction in this is A+.

2 – Watch: “Disillusionment of 10 Point Font” – One of our favs this year!

3 – Watch: “Orion” – not exactly sure how they created this effect.

4 – Watch: “Hills Beyond a River” – a mesmerizing journey through a city.

5 – Watch: “A Continuous Shape” – lovely portrait of a stone carver.

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Justin Bauer

A selection of artwork and images by Los Angeles-based Justin Bauer. More work below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements. You can listen to Tangent HERE or on iTunes and it’ll be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Grace Milk

A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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