These Black-and-White Icons are a Tribute to Studio Ghibli

By: Charlotte Joyce Kidd - Oct 15, 2015
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These simple, elegant anime illustrations were created in tribute to Japan's biggest animated filmmaker, Studio Ghibli.

Studio Ghibli is the production studio behind most of the world's biggest anime titles, including 'Princess Mononoke' and 'Spirited Away.' To show his passion for Studio Ghibli's films, South Korean graphic designer HWAL drew this series of anime illustrations.

Each black-and-white, icon-style drawing represents a different film. A curious flying machine, for example, is a reminder of 'Howl's Moving Castle.' A fantastical, caterpillar-like bug is inspired by Studio Ghibli's first film, 'Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.'

Creating complex and beautiful fan art is common practice in today's Internet sharing culture. This series of anime illustrations is truly unique in its ability to take the concepts of colorful, explosive anime films and translate them into minimal, simplistic drawings.