Graphic artist Richard Evans put this together to celebrate The Wind Rises, but his kid will probably also benefit.
When Studio Ghibli's latest, fictionalized aviation biopic The Wind Rises, hit the UK, graphic artist Richard J. Evans decided to celebrate it with a project he'd long been considering: an 8-bit tribute to the animation studio's finest. Feast your eyes! Me, I'm a Porco Rosso fan, but there's something here for everyone.
Evans has ulterior motives, naturally. "My wife and I are expecting our first child, and I thought that these would be cool illustrations to go on the wall in the baby's room," says he. "Hopefully, it will help get the kid into Studio Ghibli, too. I also bought the baby a cuddly Totoro toy; I'm trying to hook 'em young."
Now there's something every child could wish for. It's just so odd to think that, as this kid grows, the man who epitomizes the studio's work more than anyone, Hayao Miyazaki, will have long retired. It was always going to happen sometime, of course; that doesn't make the thought of it any easier to contemplate.
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