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Hello Kitty Japanese American National Museum’s Exibition x TADO


Always pleases me when artists from the UK are hugely successful away from home and recognised all over the world. Mike & Katie ( TADO) have been asked to be in the Japanese American National Museum’s Hello Kitty Exhibition. Congratulations to Mike & Katie ( TADO) what looks like TADO got to do their toy craft and have fun with stopmotion animation! how cool is that, hopefully we get to see the end result. Here is a taster of whats TADO have been up too.

Commissioned by Sanrio and the Japanese American National Museum to commemorate Hello Kitty’s 40th Anniversary. Stop motion animation using hand made wooden puppets. Our first adventure into the world of stop-motion magic!
Special thanks to Sanrio USA, Japanese American Museum and Jamie Rivadeneira.
Made in Sheffield, UK.

© TADO and Sanrio 2014. Hello Kitty and Sanrio characters used with the kind permission of Sanrio USA.

Hello Kitty JANM By TADO animation stopmotion

The Japanese American National Museum presents Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty, the first large-scale Hello Kitty museum retrospective in the United States.

Organised as part of the global icon’s 40th-anniversary celebrations, the exhibition examines the colourful history of Hello Kitty and her influence on popular culture. Hello! includes an extensive product survey, with rare and unique items from the Sanrio archives, alongside a selection of innovative contemporary artworks inspired by Hello Kitty and her world.

Hello! is curated by Christine Yano, PhD, author of Pink Globalization: Hello Kitty’s Trek Across the Pacific, and Jamie Rivadeneira, founder and owner of the Los Angeles pop culture boutique JapanLA.

Hello Kitty JANM By TADO WIP buildings

Hello Kitty JANM By TADO build Hello Kitty JANM By TADO diorama Hello Kitty JANM By TADO mico garden pom pom Hello Kitty JANM By TADO drilling

Hello Kitty JANM By TADO animation Hello Kitty JANM By TADO one eye ouch Hello Kitty JANM By TADO set stopmotion Hello Kitty JANM By TADO stopmotion testing

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While I have your attention my Brother from another mother Martin Hsu has been asked to take part in the exhibition too here is a sneak peek!

Martin Hsu Hello Kitty JANM

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(all photos lifted from Instagram and JANM)

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A Yellow guy with bad English who's a chef by trade but addicted to toys and art. Instagram nutter rambling food addict who likes to take photos of everything I eat (most Asians do right?) Please don't class me as a journalist or blogger, more on the lines of talent scout and always backs the little guy.

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