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8 creative ways to use kawaii clipart

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8 creative ways to use kawaii clipart

It might not be something many people think about but the quality and variety of clipart available has changed drastically over the last decade or so. Remember these:   Nowadays I would be more inclined to refer to clipart as digital stickers or digital art. Gone are the days of stickmen, silhouettes and basic icons. Standard emojis are more advanced than those old, outdated graphics. But the perception, surprisingly, remains. Most of the time when I tell someone that I design and sell clipart for a living, I’m met with complete confusion and many questions, most commonly, ‘But what do...

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What Is Kawaii? Why the World is Obsessed With the Culture of the Cute.

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What Is Kawaii? Why the World is Obsessed With the Culture of the Cute.

 From the iconic Hello Kitty to Pokémon and legendary Manga cartoons, there is no doubt Japanese pop-culture is one of the country’s biggest exports. For the past 30 years, Tokyo has seen the birth of a series of colorful, eclectic and unique fashion styles that have gone beyond Asia’s frontiers fascinating and influencing millions of people around the world.  One of the most popular aesthetics to emerge from the underground scene is “Kawaii.” The word, which is made up of two characters signifying “able” and “love,” basically refers to anything “cute,” including human and nonhuman items. It’s also associated with...

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