Designer Yuko Yamaguchi Reveals The Interesting Reason Why “Hello Kitty” Doesn’t Have A Mouth

Even though we’ve seen Hello Kitty hundreds of times, i think most of us never noticed that it actually doesn’t have a mouth. And even if you did notice it, chances are you don’t know the real reason behind it.

Well, because all I’m A Useless Info Junkie readers should know these kind of stuff, here’s the interesting story.

In an interview with TIME magazine, Hello Kitty’s official designer, Yuko Yamaguchi, said that the fact that Hello Kitty doesn’t have a mouth was an intentional thing and it was made that way “so that people who look at her can project their own feelings onto her face. Because she has an expressionless face, Kitty looks happy when people are happy and sad when they are sad. For this reason, we thought she shouldn’t be tied to any emotion — and that’s why she doesn’t have a mouth”.

If you like what you read, then you will definitely love this one: Apple Logo Designer Reveals Why The Logo Has A Bite 

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