Video 2012

アニメ目 (Anime-me)

Original Collection for Electric Objects

アニメ目 (Anime-me), his original collection for Electric Objects, focuses on the unsettling cuteness of anime-style eyes. In Japanese animation, a character’s eyes are typically exaggerated and detailed, a technique employed to to communicate emotion. Young girl characters, especially, are depicted with disproportionately large and glassy eyes to emphasize their youth and innocence.
The fascination with big anime eyes can be seen in many facets of Japanese pop culture, from eyeball clothes and accessories to the work of contemporary artists like Takashi Murakami. In line with this eerie fascination, Yoshi’s hypnotizing Anime-me series sits at that somewhat discomforting intersection of cute and creepy.”