04.02.10 by Jeff

Robert Mearns

My pal Robert Mearns just released this amazing t-shirt for ION Magazine. Does anyone outside of Vancouver know who Expo Ernie is?

robert mearns painter painting artist vancouver expo ernie ion magazine

robert mearns painter painting artist vancouver expo ernie ion magazine













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



  • I want that. I want that very much.

  • love ti!!

  • Enrique

    The Robot Mascot of the fair.
    Yup, I’m sure of it (haha, hope so)

    • yes! did all the Expos have a little mascot with a name?

      • Enrique

        Not sure, but in Spain there was one called Fluvi, in Japan Moriso (something like that), Chinas mascot for the world expo is called Haibao.

      • wow i need to look all these up!

  • This must be inspired by that Dr. Who episode where they’re in the library!
    Very cool either way.

  • ROBOT MEARNSSSSSS

  • Me like!

  • awesome!!

  • thanks guys :)

  • mia

    no i don’t. i think too many of these great artists are not known in germany.
    –> and this shirt absolutly gorgeous. <–
    [is it possible to connect these artists shown here with germany? it HAS to be a platform, to bring all these together. and it's a shame that it didn't happend till now! well, there are some, but not enough!!!]

  • Tyler Austin Bradley

    Wondered what became of Ernie… I always kind of assumed he wound up on the DTES after the whole post Expo, False Creek/Coal Harbour fiasco. Looks like I was right.
    As an aside, had the VanOc committee wanted to do a seriously “green games,” they would have resurrected Ernie instead of tabling a full four culturally appropriated (first nations derived) and awkwardly monetized characters.
    But this is not the forum for socio-political diatribe(?) (though the torch parade through Rossland was an abomination- ugh)
    Awesome t-shirt.

  • I was six during expo 86 and my sister went to expo with her school marching band, she bought me a shirt with expo ernie on it.

  • i was four, i wish i had a better memory of it, i remember getting stamps on my passport from the different countries you could visit

  • GT

    a very tenous link….
    but i believe it was a semi related event at expo 86 where tony hawk beat christian hosoi in one of skateboaridng first “international” events… or something like that. i only really remember the hawk-hosoi detail fro sure. GT

  • Kim

    I TOTALLY remember Expo Ernie…

    What ever happened to the good ol’ expo/world fair?
    They don’t do things like they used too.

  • Rob

    lol COOL! love it! i still have a huge stuffed Expo Ernie that i got when i was at the Expo! I had to claim it as luggage cause it was so big….its in a plastic bag in my basement still like new, poor guy…its too bad they got rid of so much of the Expo from Vancouver when it was done, i loved the “Concrete Highway”

  • This is awesome. I want that t-shirt!

  • muy bonito robot

  • Hey Kim, haven’t you heard? Singapore is having an expo this year, complete with cutesy, ice cream-licking mascot: http://www.singaporeatworldexpo.com/en/index.html

  • Beautiful :)





21.07.17 by Jeff

The Booooooom Creative Job Board

Booooooom art design jobs

If you’re a creative looking for work, or a company looking to hire, we are excited to announce our very own creative job board: Booooooom Jobs. Graphic design jobs, curatorial positions in galleries, freelance animation gigs, a wide variety of opportunities to work in a creative field!

A couple of examples: Our friends at Society6 are looking for a Creative Director, and Skillshare have posted openings for both a Content Producer and Senior Product Designer.

To start, we’re focusing on three cities (New York, Los Angeles, and Vancouver) and will also be posting remote jobs (for those of you who prefer to work from home). All job postings are free for the rest of the month if you use the PROMO CODE: ‘friends’.

Check it out: jobs.booooooom.com

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A selection of paintings from “Sleepless” by artist Esther Sarto, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her show opens on Saturday at Talon Gallery (Portland). More images below.

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Artist Spotlight: Samuel Rodriguez

Recent work by artist Sam Rodriguez from San José, California (previously featured here). More images below!

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Photographer Spotlight: Angeles Peña

“Aguas de Montaña” is a journey into The Andean Patagonia, a desolate territory where photographer Angeles Peña lived all of her childhood.

She says, “In a world that spins faster and faster I feel an enormous necessity to focus on the details and the beauty of what still remains. I find myself with a nature that sustains itself but can fall at any moment. It is something that surpasses me and I cannot stop observing.”

See the rest of the series below.
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