Say Hello to Kitty Meowseum!

The world got mind blown when Sanrio said that Hello Kitty is not a cat. “She’s a cartoon character. She is a little girl. She is a friend. But she is not a cat. She’s never depicted on all fours. She walks and sits like a two-legged creature.”  Yes, Hello Kitty’s expressionless mug which started on a coin purse in in Japan in 1974 is now part of the global popular culture and she has been featured on countless toys, sculpture, underwear, a song by Avril Lavigne and dress worn by Lady Gaga and a lot more.

“Hello Kitty works and is successful partly because of the blankness of her design,”  Christine Yano, author of  “Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific,” says. “People see the possibility of a range of expressions. You can give her a guitar, you can put her on stage, you can portray her as is.”

And imagine walking into a room filled with Hello Kitties of all sort blankly staring at you. Thanks to Anna Karina Lopez-Tan for inviting us into her Hello Kitty Meowseum 😉

Source: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/miranda/la-et-cam-hello-kitty-in-los-angeles-not-a-cat-20140826-column.

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