“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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雷門
Chopsticks
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Ramen (Japanese soup noodles)
ラーメン
Asakusa
浅草
Ramen Museum
ラーメン博物館
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Edo kiriko
江戸切子
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Utaki
御嶽
Public market
公設市場
International Avenue
国際通り
Netherland
Odin Sphere
Japan
Lupin III
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VOCALOID
Italy
Sengoku Muso
Cool terrace in Kyoto summer
納涼床
Aburi-mochi
あぶり餅
Uchimizu
打ち水
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
GAME BAR
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NEXT GENERATION
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BRAIN WAVE CAT EARS
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SPACE BROTHERS
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Hasamiyaki ceramics
波佐見焼
Picks
楊枝
Wrapping
ラッピング
Metal tableware
金属食器
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
ODEN
おでん
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
MENBURYU
AWA ODORI
NEBUTA MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
SHODO
書道
KARATEDO
空手
IAI
居合
JUDO
柔道
KATANA-KAJI
刀鍛冶
SENSHOKU-KA
染織家
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
GAME CENTER
GAME CENTER
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
SHOGI
SHOGI