With her cute pink bow and huge noggin, Hello Kitty is one of the most recognizable characters in the world. She sells billions of dollars worth of merchandise, but what is it about this simple cartoon cat that makes her such a beloved piece of pop culture? Ahead of her time when first created in 1974, PBS Idea Channel thinks that Hello Kitty used minimalism’s bag of tricks to become the world’s best salesgirl.
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