It was 35 years ago, in 1975, when a fictional cat was born. Little did she know that she would change the lives of countless people all over the world – or did she?
I am sure that you will recognize Hello Kitty anywhere – the ubiquitous face of a white/pink cat with a red bow on her left ear has been the obsession of one little girl too many. And even when these little girls grow up to become adults, their attachment to the cat doesn’t seem to go away. That’s the effect that Hello Kitty has had on people.
Sanrio, the company that started it all, thought of the concept in 1974.
The very first product launched was a tiny coin purse with Hello Kitty’s face printed on it. As you and I very well know, Hello Kitty’s face has since then been associated with all sorts of products. From mobile phone cases to the mobile phone itself to bags to clothing – you can find anything with a Hello Kitty version!
Believe it or not, Hello Kitty has been spotted on some of the most unlikely items. You don’t think that there is an unlikely item for Hello Kitty? Well, how about an assault rifle? She may be cute, but she can be deadly as well!
How about this keyboard? It’s not as weird as the assault rifle, but I don’t really think I’d be caught dead with one.
Of course, that is not to say that there aren’t any cute Hello Kitty items. That’s why she is celebrating 35 years, and looks like she’ll keep on celebrating many more!