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I Love Kawaii

I Love Kawaii

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by Charuca
     
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062082824
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
594,624
Product dimensions:
6.26(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.74(d)

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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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I Love Kawaii 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
SherryYuki More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love kawaii so much :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything cute and was wondering if this was a good source of EXTREME cuteness.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So cute!!!????????????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stuff like this but i have no idea if it will look good on my nook...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love his cover i drew it