Cutie Bee

Among the best things in Europe and Japan are the super-cute cartoon characters that infiltrate the landscape. Everything worthwhile had an illustrated mascot that made you go awww. The Qoo cat in Japan and a plethora of European cuties from the Moomins to Cheburashka, Jeremy/Colargol and Tintin come to mind.

Canada and the US have always lagged in the cute department, ever since Mickey Mouse changed his eye shape. Now, thanks to the Japanese craze gripping North America, we’re finally getting some homegrown cuties.

Check out the new banners that adorn Hastings Street in Burnaby, the Lower Mainland’s up and coming coolest neighbourhood:

Cutie Bee

An adorable bee, jolly flowers and a sun spewing out rays fashioned on Japan’s notorious imperialist flag – aside from the psychedelic writing, what an hommage to its Japanese inspiration!

The rest of the Lower Mainland: take heed!

1 Comment so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on May 23rd, 2006 @ 12:58 am

    This gives me a chance to use a new piece of slang I learned this week: that’s adorkable!

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