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Hello Kitty, Hello Art! Hardcover – October 1, 2012
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Sanrio®, best known for global icon Hello Kitty® and home to many endearing characters including Chococat®, My Melody®, and Keroppi®, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2010. The worldwide lifestyle brand was founded on the “small gift, big smile®” philosophy—that a small gift can bring a big smile to people of all ages. Today, over 50,000 Sanrio-branded items are sold in over 70 countries around the world. In the Western Hemisphere, Sanrio character-branded products are sold in upwards of 12,000 locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 100 Sanrio boutiques.
Top Customer Reviews
The texts include some very nice, thoughtful considerations of "kawaii" (generally translated as "cuteness") in Japanese and international contexts - not extended or developed pieces, but nice short thoughts from some of the authors. Personally I find these more interesting and meaningful than most of the scholarly writings I've seen. I particularly liked AIKO's reflections on how Kitty serves as an anchor to home when she's abroad.
Inevitably, given the number of artists involved, each reader will find some works more appealing and others less so. But I was struck by how few didn't do something for me, and there were a good dozen or more that I wish I could hang in my home. The book would be great for the coffee-table, but it's also worth giving some attention. I expect to return to it, again and again.
Really great quality photographs!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My boyfriend is an art lover. I bought this as a Christmas gift for his book collection of art books. Bonus, He likes Hello Kitty too!Published on February 25, 2013 by MiaR
In the front pages, there were colored pencil marks in them. That was disappointing and they don't come off at all.Published on February 7, 2013 by KCollaArt
I love Hello Kitty, therefore this book is a great collection of HK artwork!! The temporary tattoos are very cute.Published on December 12, 2012 by Y-Co Thy Nguyen