10 February 2010

Yuko Yamaguchi

I bet very few of you know who is Ikuko "Yuko" Shimizu, and yet I know that each and all we had to do with its creation of one form or another. And if I tell she's the mother of Kitty White? No? Still lost? Well, Ms. Shimizu, is nothing more and nothing less than the creator of the most recognized fictional character in history.
Kitty White, better known as Hello Kitty, is the greatest creation of this artist / character designer oil painting graduate of Musashino Art University. Her character, now more famous than her creator, can say that it is in the most prestigious design houses (has been a model of Dior ) accompanying the most famous women (Paris Hilton, Rihanna, Hilary Duff ...) , and has up to a maternity ward.
Although Mrs. Shimizu was only in the early years of Kitty in Sanrio, when the cat has not yet reached its fame, and it definitely was not her but Yuko Yamaguchi who drove Kitty to stardom, it must be admitted that her character had the potential since the beginning. Clean design, thick borders, glamorous look and a beautiful ribbon.

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