Hello Kitty w/ Mouth


Size: 7 × 4.25 inches
Printing Method: Risoprinter
Paper Choice: MOHAWK LOOP INXWELL SUPER SMOOTH ECO WHITE 65C
Color: Red, Yellow, Federal Blue

Printed in lucky risograph
Participate in Boston Art Book Fair 2019, odds and ends book fair 2019 and Unbound RISD Art Book Fair 2020.


Have you ever think about why Hello Kitty does not have mouth? Spokespeople for Sanrio have said that Hello Kitty does not have a mouth because they want people to "project their feelings onto the character" and "be happy or sad together with Hello Kitty." Another explanation Sanrio has given for her lack of a mouth is that she "speaks from the heart. She's Sanrio's ambassador to the world and isn't bound to any particular language".


Hello Kitty w/ Mouth


Size: 7 × 4.25 inches
Printing Method: Risoprinter
Paper Choice: MOHAWK LOOP INXWELL SUPER SMOOTH ECO WHITE 65C
Color: Red, Yellow, Federal Blue

Printed in lucky risograph
Participate in Boston Art Book Fair 2019, odds and ends book fair 2019 and Unbound RISD Art Book Fair 2020.


Have you ever think about why Hello Kitty does not have mouth? Spokespeople for Sanrio have said that Hello Kitty does not have a mouth because they want people to "project their feelings onto the character" and "be happy or sad together with Hello Kitty." Another explanation Sanrio has given for her lack of a mouth is that she "speaks from the heart. She's Sanrio's ambassador to the world and isn't bound to any particular language". 


Click on the image to try different combinations.


I created a series of eyes and mouths to make an interactive publication that could play with a different combination of eye and mouth with Hello Kitty’s nose. I found out the distance between two eyes on Hello Kitty's face is a perfect fit with her face and nose. And also, the unique color of her nose makes people easily recognize who she is.