Back to the Future

Japanese Animation Artist Brings Ukiyo-e Prints To Life With Charming Gifs And Back To The Future

Ukiyo-e, which translates to “image(s) of the floating world,” is a genre of Japanese art that thrived from the 17th to 19th centuries. Artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of everything from scenes of folk tales to erotica, and though the number of artists specializing in ukiyo-e has diminished since the genre was at its zenith, efforts are being made to bring it back into the modern art world. Some of these efforts include applying an Ukiyo-e aesthetic to popular franchises such as Star Wars, and legendary Iron Maiden mascot Eddie. One of the more charming and eccentric examples of this we have seen lately comes from Atsushi Segawa, a…

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Amazing Japanese Cardboard Artist Transforms Old Boxes Into Tanks, Gundams, Space Ships, And More!

Whether it’s adorable costumes for dogs or a stunning life-sized plane engine, we’ve seen that Japan has its fair share of incredible cardboard artists crafting impressive work. Monami Ono, a graduate of the Osaka University of the Arts who studied 3D animation and now specializes in amazing cardboard artistry, may simply be the best, however. The talented and award-winning artist from Wakayama Prefecture’s hobby for practicing animation on cardboard boxes has turned into a full-time craft, landing her appearances on Japanese television, workshop appearances, and even film campaign models. Monami Ohnoさん(@monamincb)がシェアした投稿 – 2014 11月 26 9:45午後 PST Applying her knack for animation to cardboard boxes, she crafts meticulously detailed models…

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What Better Way To Welcome The DeLorean Than With An Awesome Tweet?

October 21st, 2015 might be a momentous day in human history. Why? Because Back to the Future Part II, that’s why. In the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Christopher Lloyd) travel to the future in their DeLorean time machine to prevent McFly’s future son from ending up in prison. That day just so happens to be October 21st, 2015, which is less than two weeks away. In anticipation to this, Japanese Twitter user @simteck wrote a tweet that has now been retweeted over 20,000 times. 今月の21日午後4時(アメリカ時間)、1985年の時代から、高校生が白髪の科学者と共に自動車型タイムマシンでタイムトラベルしてきます。もし彼らに出会ったら君達の冒険は今でも語り継がれてると伝えてください。 #2015年10月21日 pic.twitter.com/6p69nj1uvt — シムテック(CV.田中) (@simteck) 2015, 10月 2 On the…

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