15.06.15 by Jeff

Epic Video of the Day: 36,000 Kung Fu Kids Star in Massive Video for M.I.A. and GENER8TION

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GENER8TION (aka Surkin) has released a new EP called The New International Sound (Part II), and the title track featuring M.I.A. debuts with a massive video. What you’re looking at is not CGI, the video features 36,000 students of the biggest fighting school for kids in China, Shaolin Tagou. Director Inigo Westmeier previously shot a documentary called “Dragon Girls”, featuring three students from the school.

The video also features graphics by designer David Rudnick, and was executive produced by Romain Gavras who helmed the controversial video for M.I.A.’s “Born Free” (watch here) and “Bad Girls” (watch here).

Watch the official music video below!

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25.02.15 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Kids Play Led Zeppelin on Xylophones

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This is the best! Here is your inspiration for today, a video of the 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing “Kashmir”, “The Ocean”, and “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin. These musicians are all students between the ages of 7-12, and each learns several different instruments as part of the program: xylophones, marimbas, vibraphones, drums, timbales, congas, bongos and piano. Watch the video below and try not to smile! Their faces at the end are priceless.

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20.11.14 by Jeff

Vancouver + New York: A Good Book Drive

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Heads up to everyone living in Vancouver and New York, the annual event known as A Good Book Drive is currently running until the end of the month in both cities. The project is a simple way to encourage a new generation of readers and to get good books into the hands of kids who need new ones.

All you have to do is buy a copy of your favourite kid’s book and drop it off at one of the drop-off sites. At each site they will give you a giant sticker to put inside the front cover, to be used to write a special note to the kid that will receive your book.

If you follow them on Instagram you’ll be able to see what book I donated when it gets shared there (should be soon).

See a full list of Vancouver and New York drop-off locations below!

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01.10.14 by Jeff

Big Bad Wolf

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My friends Jasper and Amy have started a fun little clothing brand, aimed at kids ages 2-10, called Big Bad Wolf. Designs will be released each month from an impressive list of artists including: James Jean, Nychos, Dabs Myla, Tristan Eaton, Andrea Wan, Evah Fan, Madsteez, and many others. The shirt above was designed by artist Yoskay Yamamoto.

Something tells me they’re gonna do alright! You can follow the project on Instagram @bigbadwolfkids.

10.10.12 by Jeff

OMG Everywhere!

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OMG Everywhere is a wonderful non-profit that gives kids an opportunity to collaborate with filmmakers! Workshops are totally FREE and the whole thing is funded entirely by donations. This is inspiring stuff!

Watch the video recap of the camp from this summer below!

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11.01.11 by Jeff

Food Is Fun

The team at Anorak have released an amazing book called “Food Is Fun” filled with great recipes and food-related fun for kids (and grown-ups too). I love everything Anorak does!

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22.08.10 by Jeff

Anorak / Happy Activity Book

My friends over at Anorak have just released their first-ever Happy Activity Book! This issue includes work from Mike Perry, Luke Ramsey, Lizzy Stewart, Bosque Studio, and many others.

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23.06.09 by Jeff

Anorak Magazine

I got a nice package from the wonderful people at Anorak Magazine and I am completely blown away. This is my new favourite publication and the craziest part is that it’s a freakin children’s magazine!

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My beef with kids programming these days is that it is all soooo dumbed down and Anorak truly is a breath of fresh air. Imaginative illustrations, amazing hand-lettering, and beautiful page layouts. Apparently the Tate Modern and Colette agree with me as they’re included on the list of outlets stocking the mag.

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