05.04.10 by Jeff

National Nikkei Japanese Museum

The National Nikkei Japanese Museum is having an art auction on Friday (April 9th), featuring work by Asian Canadian artists. There will be live entertainment and amazing food provided by Chef Yamamoto from Hi Genki, The Eatery, Ping Wings, Miku, and Cake-Ya. You’ll need a ticket to get in, information here!

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

I donated my pencil crayon drawing Dear Louis Vuitton to the show! Preview some more of the work below!


Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum

Art Auction Japanese Canadian National Nikkei Museum













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



  • Hiroyuki Hamada

    Jeff, your piece’s so clever and so smooth. Just cracks me up!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      haha thanks hiroyuki! hopefully it helps raise a bit of money

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  • http://itsfrenchfordropdead.blogspot.com debbie chong

    eyeball party! all the time always happy posts!

  • max

    is there any more information on the second to last image? who is the artist?

  • http://www.wordplacement.blogspot.com alex

    oh my gosh. this is so good!!!

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  • Tyler Austin Bradley

    On a related historical note- I got to visit The Nikkei Internment Centre Museum in New Denver last year. What a great space, and what a great/respectful monument to a shameful chapter in Canadian history. I recommend it to anyone passing through the West Kootenays/Slocan Valley, whether they are of Nikkei/Japanese-Canadian descent, or are just curious about BC history.
    Also, The Langham Theatre in Kaslo was an internment space- I got a tour through it when I showed a film there in November. Sandon, too, was used to intern Nikkei during World War II; a lot of communities here saw Nikkei from the coast “resettled” and interned as possible conspirators or some other lame xenophobic designation through the bulk of the 1940’s.
    Anyhow, not to go off on a rant, but it’s definitely a period in our shared history worth (re)visiting and learning more about.

  • http://eskimosoap.net Sophia

    Dear sir,
    Please print your ‘Dear Louis Vuitton’ on a canvas bag and send it to me in Australia.
    It makes me chuckle.

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24.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Lisa Kogawa

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Illustrator Lisa Kogawa was born and raised in Japan and is currently living and working in Los Angeles. Really nice variety of styles. More images below.

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24.05.16 by Staff

Photoshopped Selfie Sticks Replace Guns in Popular Movies

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Been seeing a lot of these selfie stick images circulating the net recently and was trying to figure out where they were from. The image above, from Terminator (the best I’ve seen so far) was shared on Twitter last year. Since then a Tumblr has popped up called Guns Replaced with Selfie Sticks sharing similar images from popular movies, and it appears they take submissions. More images below.

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24.05.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Ben Roberts

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Madrid-based photographer Ben Roberts has been photographing Spain since 2007 for his series “Más se perdió en Cuba”, which translates to “We lost more when we lost Cuba”. More images below.

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24.05.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: GSULF

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with Sebastien Touache

 
Graf artist GSULF and his friends are on another level. A selection of street paintings below.

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23.05.16 by Jeff

Animation: Yeasayer “Silly Me”

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Another fantastic video by New Media Limited for Yeasayer. “Silly Me” is the prequel to “I Am Chemistry”, and both have a wonderfully strange animation style. Watch it over on Booooooom TV.