Shoutout to these agents of social change for bringing awareness of the commercialization of Asian culture in American society! Rock on :)
Taken from: http://hellochinky.wordpress.com/
The topic we decided to illustrate in our guerilla art project is the trivialization of Asian culture in commercialized products that provide a false representation of the Asian American identity. We wanted to capitalize on a “Hello, Kitty” theme, which is a Japanese icon that is widely known in American culture. We feel that this iconic character epitomizes the exploitation of Asian culture through commercialism. Our slogan, “Hello, Chinky,” is a parody of this theme; the purpose of this is to create a bold statement that will hopefully attract attention to our website. Our whole project is a parody of the commercialization of Asian culture in American society, which is illustrated through the already commercialized “Hello, Kitty.”
We plan on distributing stickers and posters all over the SF State campus early October.