“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 become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Electrical goods store
家電量販店
Sake(Japanese rice wine)
日本酒
Karaoke
カラオケ
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Traditional Japanese guest house
古民家ゲストハウス
Tokyo Tower
東京タワー
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Mango
マンゴー
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Steakhouse
ステーキハウス
United Kingdom
Eternal Sonata
Austraria
Final Fantasy X
Japan
Dekirukana
Malaysia
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
Uchimizu
打ち水
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Daruma
達磨
Candycrafts
あめ細工
WHISKY
ウイスキー
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
SUSHI
寿司
ODEN
おでん
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TABAIMO
Nerhol
KOHEI NAWA
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
NOH
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人