“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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Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
“Twintail” — simple dream-come-true magic for change.
Cute community character promotes local charms.
Sumo wrestler
大相撲力士
Soba (Japanese traditional noodles)
日本蕎麦
Character bento
キャラ弁
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Asakusa
浅草
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Mango
マンゴー
Ryukyu Karate
琉球空手
Village of Long Life
長寿の里
Mangroves
マングローブ
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Japan
VOCALOID
Japan
Saint Seiya
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Kyoto confectionary
京菓子
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
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宿坊
Uchimizu
打ち水
FUJIKO F. FUJIO MUSEUM
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Elevator attendants
エレベーターアテンダント
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
Wrapping
ラッピング
Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TEMPURA
天婦羅
KAISEKI
懐石
WASABI
山葵
KOHEI NAWA
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
AWA ODORI
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
KENDO
剣道
NOH
JUDO
柔道
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
EDOKIRIKO
江戸切子職人
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家