Three Apples: Celebrating Hello Kitty’s 35th Anniversary

3applesThere’s no denying Hello Kitty’s global domination.  Can you name any other icon character that has graced almost every single kind of product, from stationary sets and band-aids to Paris Hilton and hospitals around the world? (Okay, yes, maybe Mickey Mouse but whatever.)

The mouth-less kitty will be celebrating her 35th anniversary this year, and Sanrio is throwing a special birthday party with a special art exhibit, Three Apples, at the Royal T cafe in Los Angeles.

The exhibit features contemporary artists like Martin Hsu, Buff Monster, Camilla d’Errico and Luke Chueh, all of whom reveal their personal take on the female cat. The show officially opens this Friday, October 23rd and will be open to the public for the next three weeks. A portion of the art sales will also be donated to LA Works, so you can be sure that even on her birthday, Hello Kitty works for the greater good.

For those of you interested in more than art, Hello Kitty has also planned a series of events at Royal T to ring in her mid-thirties: there will be karaoke nights, workshops, a special brunch and even a photo op with Hello Kitty herself (OMG I WILL TOTALLY BE THERE. WHO WANTS TO COME?).

So Happy Birthday, Hello Kitty! Thank you for providing about 98% of my beach towels, kiddie bags, functional pencil erasers and fancy pencil cases. Without you, my childhood growing up in California wouldn’t have been as cute, pink and well accessorized. Now, if I only I could find a human version of this costume, I’d be all set for Halloween.

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