35 years ago, Ikuko Shimizu designed Hello Kitty for Sanrio for a coin purse they were producing. 35 years later, Hello Kitty remains a huge fan-favourite among the Sanrio stable of kawaii characters.
This T-shirt is designed by Ashin (of Taiwanese rock band Mayday) and Taiwanese artist No2Good and released on their Stay Real apparel label to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the world icon. Thanks to my sister-in-law who helped me purchase this from Taiwan.
Happy 35th Birthday, Hello Kitty!
Ziploc bag with Hello Kitty hologram
Stay Real shopping bag