“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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The color wizard behind 80s kawaii revival.
Toybox kawaii shop shows people power.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
Gyudon(beef-on-rice bowl)
牛丼
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Idol
アイドル
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Edomae Zushi
江戸前寿司
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Gohtoku-ji
豪徳寺
Yakatabune
屋形船
Kachaashii
カチャーシー
Shiisaa
シーサー
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Mangroves
マングローブ
Thailand
Summer Wars
Mexico
Doraemon
Germany
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Japan
(Original)
Moon watching
観月の夕べ
Stay at a Buddhist temple
宿坊
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
Tea master
茶道家
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
ANIME PILGRIMAGE
a quest to visit locations relating to stories and characters
GAME BAR
a gathering spot for grownups where old games are available
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Wrapping
ラッピング
Nishikigoi
錦鯉
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
WHISKY
ウイスキー
RAMEN
ラーメン
SOBA
蕎麦
SUSHI
寿司
YAYOI KUSAMA
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
Nerhol
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
SANJA MATSURI
NEBUTA MATSURI
IAI
居合
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
KYUDO
弓道
SADO
茶道
SUMI-SHOKUNIN
墨職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工