Created : 2020-11-06, Updated : 2021-08-02
Hello Kitty coloring pages can also be used to make up comic books. Even though she is a cartoon, we can find clothes with her face even for grown-ups. T-shirts, pajamas and others like that are popular with girls from around the world. Using Hello Kitty in anything, such as games, pictures and so on, for commercialization, is forbidden, as it happens with most brands. Coloring books for adults is an offspring of art therapy which is a mental health profession that is the process of making and creating artwork which intends to "explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness, manage behavior and addictions, develop social skills, improve reality orientation, reduce anxiety and increase self-esteem" (according to the American Art Therapy Association). So basically, it's similar to good old therapy. Also, art therapy is not only about mental health and improving yourself - it's a form of personal expression, as well. Hello Kitty was created by designer Ikuko Shimizu in 1974 and her first appearance was later that year on a coin purse. Today her products are seen in sixty countries of the world and she is a cultural phenomenon.