“stereo-tennis”

Graphic designer

The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.

In her design career, “stereo-tennis” has become known for her wide genre coverage of graphics and artworks for DVDs and CDs, boldly using colorful visual techniques that were once popular in the 1980s. According to her, “Vibrant colors and an almost ugly kind of straightforward design typified the attractive power of the 80s. Since our present period is filled with subtler, more sophisticated designs, this type of spirited visual appears very new.” She also says, “There are rules for kawaii. For example, certain colors, like pink, yellow, and purple have to be combined and used in a particular order. If some colors are missing, it will never be kawaii. I have to use my intuition in determining good color coordination.” For stereo-tennis, kawaii means “a genre that cannot be expressed through words like cute, sweet, or pretty. The moment I see it, I should feel instantly invigorated and respond like… ‘Oh, that’s so kawaii.’ It should touch my heart. It doesn’t come from logic.”

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Cute community character promotes local charms.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Ultramodern vending machine
次世代型自販機
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Chopsticks
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Shiisaa
シーサー
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Resort beaches
リゾートビーチ
Shuri Castle
首里城
Germany
STEINS;GATE
Japan
Neon Genesis EVANGELION
Japan
(Original)
Japan
VOCALOID
Shohekiga
障壁画
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
Daruma
達磨
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
RAMEN
ラーメン
WHISKY
ウイスキー
RICE CAKES
MANABU IKEDA
Nerhol
TAKU OBATA
KOHEI NAWA
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
KARATEDO
空手
JUDO
柔道