“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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Japanese pub
居酒屋
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Jinrikisha(Rickshaw)
人力車
Massage chair
マッサージチェア
Tokyo Station
東京駅
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Shinjuku
新宿
Mangroves
マングローブ
International Avenue
国際通り
Shuri Castle
首里城
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Japan
Fate/Zero , BLEACH
Mexico
Doraemon
USA
Gunbuster
Tea master
茶道家
Ippon udon
一本饂飩
Maiko documentary
舞妓
Viewing Japanese gardens in Kyoto
日本庭園
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
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SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Kimono
着物
Picks
楊枝
KAISEKI
懐石
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
URUSHI
漆芸
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
TABAIMO
Nerhol
YAYOI KUSAMA
TAKU OBATA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
MENBURYU
NEBUTA MATSURI
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
SHODO
書道
NOH
KYUDO
弓道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SPACE INVADERS
SPACE INVADERS
SHOGI
SHOGI
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES