“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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Idol
アイドル
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Paper fortune
おみくじ
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Novels of Haruki Murakami
村上春樹の小説
Shinjuku
新宿
Asakusa
浅草
Roppongi Hills
六本木ヒルズ
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Public market
公設市場
Shuri Castle
首里城
Taketomi Island
竹富島
Japan
Lupin III
Indonesia
Kamen Rider The Next
Japan
ANA
Japan
Final Fantasy VI
Mizuura Mikuji
水占みくじ
Uchimizu
打ち水
Artisans’ Row
あじき路地
Jidai Matsuri
時代祭
OSAMU TEZUKA
creator of Japan’s manga and anime cultures
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
NEXT GENERATION
TOYOTA x STUDIO4°C collaboration begins a new PES Project called “Next Generation”
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
Department store basement
デパ地下
Cosmetics
化粧品
Tenugui (Japanese towels)
手拭
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
SOBA
蕎麦
SUKIYAKI
すき焼き
KAISEKI
懐石
RICE CAKES
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
YAYOI KUSAMA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
KARATEDO
空手
SHODO
書道
SADO
茶道
NOH
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
SHOGI
SHOGI
FAMILY COMPUTER / NES
Family Computer / NES
e-Sports
e-Sports