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10.10.14 Marina Galperina

Check out original art by D*Face, Audrey Kawasaki and Gary Baseman featuring some people’s favorite cartoon cat that is not actually a cat, sort of. The first ever Hello Kitty retrospective opens the Japanese American Museum tomorrow in Los Angeles. Aside from vintage merch and fan crap, the exhibit features a ten foot tall “Kittypatra” statue by Simone Legno of Tokidoki and a robot thing. Holy hell. “Hello Kitty […]

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08.28.14 Marina Galperina

Apparently, a mouthless 40-year-old British girl had been posing as a friendly feline for several decades. The revelation was recently highlighted by Carolina Miranda at the Los Angeles Times, who interviewed anthropologist Christine R. Yano in light of the upcoming retrospective of Hello Kitty merch/art at the Japanese American National Museum and the first-ever Hello Kitty Con at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Yano says: Hello Kitty is […]

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01.25.13 Andy Cush

It’s not just Romney and Obama anymore! Thanks to dropping costs and the nagging sense of terrible shame that comes with entering a sex shop no matter how liberated you are, custom, 3D-printed sex toys are now officially a “phenomenon,” according to Dezeen. There’s MakerLove and Dongiverse, two alternate-universe versions of Thingiverse that specialize in […]

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02.16.11 Marina Galperina

Beyond kawaii and otaku, here’s some “grown up” Japanese art show featuring pop artist Yoshitomo Nara’s memorial sculpture to dead Hello Kitties and Makoto Aida’s hordes of whorey gorey schoolgirls. […]

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11.24.10 Marina Galperina

Sanrio’s “Small Gift” Hello Kitty artstravaganza heads to Miami during Basel next week, so here are just a few of the many, many, many tributes to the Kawaii-est feline phenomenon. Too bad this terrific Hello Coco card isn’t part of the show. […]

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11.02.10 Marina Galperina

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty has had her likeness on everything from wine to vibrators to assualt riffles. (Guess which are authorized.) And now, in celebration of Sanrio’s half-a-century-long reign, Hello Kitty is fine art. Check out the pop pussy tended by Eric Joyner’s robots, slathered in pink goo by Buff Monster, dissolved into sea life by […]

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08.19.10 Bucky Turco

The same person who shot that stunning time-lapse footage of a giant Gundman statue, gave the same sort of cinematic treatment to a Hello Kitty light show off of Tokyo’s Odaiba Beach, creating this kinetic masterpiece. The display was part of a tree planting campaign. |Pink Tentacle| […]

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03.29.10 Marina Galperina

Finally, something to compliment the Hello Kitty vibrator and Hello Kitty assault rifle to make the night complete! How does Drew Hibbert, CEO Innovation Spirits explain his Hello Kitty Wine and its possible appeal to underage girls? Sanrio gave an official go ahead, since “Kitty is all grown up” and after 35 years of pretend-child […]

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10.05.09 Will Sherman

In celebration of Hello Kitty’s 35th anniversary, Sanrio is continuing the cartoon cat’s unabashed branding tradition with a themed art show. “Three Apples,” named after the Japanese cartoon’s weight, will feature Hello Kitty-promoting art by Gary Baseman, Ron English, Buff Monster and Natalia Fabia among a slew of other popular artists. The celebration will naturally […]

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08.24.09 Will Sherman

The milliners who put any brand on their hat and the cutesy company that brands everything continue their collaboration. New Era and Hello Kitty have released some new fitted caps embroidered in pastel and floral logos. |Freshness| […]

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