It’s time for this week’s installment in…THE MANY FACES OF GUNMA-CHAN! Ooooh! Yaaay!
This week’s Gunma-chan may seem a bit familiar, if you’re, you know, on the internet.
I’m sure you’re aware of Nyan-cat? Everyone’s favorite rainbow-powered poptart cat, on an endless musical loop of ridiculous cuteness? Remixed and reimagined around the world and back again? The nyans never end! No, really, they NEVER END.
This Gunma-chan is the creative effort of the lovely and talented Robin Stafford, who submitted it to the Gunma JET Association’s recent T-Shirt Design Competition. Isn’t it great? My favorite part is the sparkles, which are actually the Prefectural Symbol. Very clever!
There were so many awesome designs in the competition–which one is your favorite?
Sadly, Sean’s から風 design down at the bottom of the page didn’t get to the voting round of the competition. One of my coworkers really wants it on a shirt, however, so I might do a little limited print run–let me know if you want one!