“Grave of the Fireflies” GHIBLI PATTERN POSTER PROJECT, 2015
Grave of the Fireflies, phew. Probably one of the most difficult pattern poster yet. I’m not spoiling it for anyone who’s never seen it, but if you HAVE seen the movie, YOU GET IT. The challenge was how could I interpret such an extremely sad movie into a happy piece of art. My only solution was focusing on the positives.
Although sad, there were little pockets of joy in the movie that I wanted to highlight. The pattern found on Setsuko’s clothing, her little umbrella, her treasured fruit drops, decals found in still standing homes, fallen cherry blossom petals, telephone polls and willow tree leaves that littered Setsuko and Seita’s city, and we can’t forget the fireflies. My tribute to them. I’m very proud of how this one turned out, and I hope you guys enjoy it as well. Prints can be purchased here.
Keep a look out for the next poster, Kiki’s Delivery Service!
I don’t think that I can ever truly express how much I love Studio Ghibli and all the joy and memories their movies have given me. So I pay tribute to them in the best way I feel I can, through art + design. There’s been big news recently that Studio Ghibli is “closing” or taking a “pause” and that soon all animation productions might possibly come to a stop.
That makes me extremely sad. But…I think it’s safe to say that we are truly blessed for the many beautiful animations that have already been made. Those we can keep forever.
My love for these movies will never die. So I’ll re-watch them and I’ll keep creating, even if Miyazaki, Takahata, and their team pauses, even if they stop creating movies. ♥