Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan
When I heard about the UK's first ever exhibition of architectural backdrops from the 1995 anime classic, Ghost in the Shell, I knew I had to visit. Featuring over 100 exquisite technical drawings and watercolor illustrations, I was amazed at the meticulous amount of detail that was involved in the work, from research and location scouting to the extent of the complexity of the vision and philosophy that was involved in creating the Cyberpunk world. The deep blue hue of the sky seem to create an immersive stillness, and the materials illustrated presented an extremely tactile experience, almost feeling as if we had visited the world and felt it's poetic grittiness.
Find out more about this exhibition; "Anime Architecture: Backgrounds of Japan" here.