I Love Kawaii

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Kawaii is a word that originated in 1970s Japan when schoolgirls adopted the term to describe everything cute. This word is now understood world-wide and identifies a particular trend of visual aesthetics (Hello Kitty being the most famous). Kawaii is a recognizable art form practiced by artists all over the world and covers the visual gamut from commercial art (stickers, clothing, calendars, pens, pencils, erasers, video games) to high-brow contemporary art (e.g. Takashi ...

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Overview

Kawaii is a word that originated in 1970s Japan when schoolgirls adopted the term to describe everything cute. This word is now understood world-wide and identifies a particular trend of visual aesthetics (Hello Kitty being the most famous). Kawaii is a recognizable art form practiced by artists all over the world and covers the visual gamut from commercial art (stickers, clothing, calendars, pens, pencils, erasers, video games) to high-brow contemporary art (e.g. Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara).

Presented primarily through full page images, Charuca (a Kawaii artist herself) has curated an international collection of the most popular adorable, hilarious, and sometimes dark Kawaii art being made today. Charuca begins each chapter with a small description of the artist and her feelings towards his or her work, creating an artistic dialogue spoken mainly through the loud, brightly full-colored images that flood each page. Some of the artists she selected include:

Aranzi Aronzo
Bubi Au Yeung
Bukubuku
Charuca
Devil Robots
Hiroko Yokoyama
Itokin Park
Marichan
Meomi
Paul Shih
Ryoko
Takidoki
Yukiko Yokoo

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062082824
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/27/2011
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 421,260
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Charuca is a Kawaii character illustrator, designer, and doll-maker. She has done freelance work from numerous magazines, advertising agencies, and toy manufacturers. She currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2012

    Moonlight

    Would anyone like to do a Death Note or Bleach RP with me?

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 7, 2012

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    I got it and LOVE IT!!!!!!! When I feel down and It always put a

    I got it and LOVE IT!!!!!!! When I feel down and It always put a smile on my face. I love seeking the cute designs and inspired me to work hard and hope my designs will be in this book someday.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    I love kawaii

    This book rocks

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2012

    Totally

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 15, 2012

    AnimeFreak

    I love kawaii so much :D

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    Is it good?

    I love everything cute and was wondering if this was a good source of EXTREME cuteness.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2014

    Kawaii!!!

    So cute!!!????????????

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    Kawaii desu means...

    So cute in japenese just thought someone would wanna know :) bye &hearts from m. yonezawa (yes im japenese)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2014

    Does anyone know if this looks good one the nook simple touch?

    I love stuff like this but i have no idea if it will look good on my nook...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2014

    Buttercup

    I love his cover i drew it

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