Artists Blends Miyazaki and Japanese Woodblock Art in Print Series

Artists Blends Miyazaki and Japanese Woodblock Art in Print Series

You'll definitely get spirited away by these prints.


Hayao Miyazaki's films evoke a certain magic. They use their otherworldly qualities to transport viewers to lands that blend elements of Japanese landscape and structures with European, crafting wholly unique settings. Artist Bill Murdon has taken inspiration from some of Miyazaki's most famous works and also done some blending, adding elements of Japanese woodblock artist Kawase Hasui into a series of beautiful prints.

Murdon's prints depict scenes from six Miyazaki movies including Kiki's Delivery Service, The Castle of Cagliostro, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, andPorco Rosso. These prints manage to elegantly evoke the overall theme of each film while ensuring that the beauty of both Hasui and Miyazaki's work is fully represented. You won't see your favorite characters front and center, but you will see them incorporated seamlessly into the beautiful, large-scale landscapes of their own worlds.

Take a look at the images below and let us know which is your favorite. Although I'd love to see a Ponyo print, I've definitely got my eye on Kiki's Delivery Service.

You can pre-order individual prints (or the entire set if you can't decide between awesome and incredible) at Mudron's website.

Source: Nerdist


Wow those are gorgeous!!!

I am tempting to order the prints or not despite I'm not longer a poster guy (I blame my parent).

Aww that Porco Rosso one.
Still my favorite Ghibli movie......I can be wrong, leave me alone!

Well, I'm impressed. If I had to pick just one, It'd have to be the print of Princess Mononoke. The fact that it's one of my all-time favorite films doesn't hurt.

Do these come in wall scrolls?

Other than that, I loving the perspective of most of these... Almost make me want to physically jump into them...

This is some amazing stuff, definitely keeping it in the backpocket for inspiration

These are gorgeous. There needs to be a Nausicaa one, though!

You had me at Lupin III :)

Um... am I missing something here? What's the twist in these? I mean they're gorgeous and all but don't really seem that different from your typical concept art. What is woodblock drawing? Help an ignorant westerner out!

And I want that Mononoke picture on my wall as a giant poster.

They look beautiful, Miyazaki would be proud.


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