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The Gorgonist Toonifies All Your Favorite Nerdy Staples

As if anime characters weren't cute enough, The Gorgonist has taken it upon herself to draw all of your dorky favorites in a super-adorable style and it's literally taking every ounce of self-control for me not to say "aww" out loud.

The Gorgonist, whose real name is Robin Kaplan, is an illustrator who, as you can see by this collection of images, knows her geekdom inside and out. I'm most impressed with her visual style as it incorporates elements from many different regions of animation, but the final product is truly unique. I wonder how long it will take before imitators of The Gorgonist's work start emerging.

Implications - Consumers have an affinity for cute aesthetics because they invoke relaxing and euphoric sensations, something consumers want in order to combat everyday stresses. Corporations may consider implementing cute aesthetic design elements into their wares to attract consumer business.