Look! A new minimal Ghibli poster to add to my collection.
From Up On Poppy Hill is Goro Miyazaki’s second release from Ghibli, following up from the critically slated Tales From Earthsea (which I thought was excellent for a directorial debut).
Synopsis from Wikipedia -
The story takes place in 1963 in Yokohama.
Kokuriko Manor sits on a hill overlooking the harbour. A 16 year-old girl, Umi, lives in that house. Every morning she raises a signal flag facing the sea. The flag means “I pray for safe voyages”. A 17 year-old boy, Shun, always sees this flag from the sea as he rides a tugboat to school.
In preparation for next year’s Tokyo Olympics, people are destroying the old and believing only in the magnificence of the new. In that time, at a high school in Yokohama, a small struggle occurred. The building of the Culture Club, nicknamed Quartier Latin, is old but full of history and memories. Should it be destroyed or preserved? In the middle of this, Umi and Shun meet. Shun appeals to the students who want to protect the building. Umi suggests a big clean up of the building to show its good parts.
Gradually the pair are drawn to each other but they are faced with a sudden trial. They may be siblings. Even so, they keep going without running from reality. Then, in the middle of the battle and the aftermath, they come to know how their parents met, loved and lived.
I’ve decided to change the look somewhat with this new poster, as I wish to push my Photoshop skills to the limit. I’m really pleased how this turned out, it took the better part of a day to complete. There are 100 layers in this piece, my hand went dumb towards the end.
From Up On Poppy Hill was released to national cinemas in Japan in July. Expect a Western release early in the new year.
This will be my last Studio Ghibli minimal poster for a while, as Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutterhas just begun the preliminary animation stages (his first feature since Yamadas) and Miyazaki’s planned Porco Rosso sequel The Last Soiree hasn’t even been scripted yet!
I might consider revamping my original Ghibli minimal posters in the meantime…30 notes
Posted on Saturday, 27 August
Tagged as: Craigy Mac From Up On Poppy Hill Goro Miyazaki Hayao Miyazaki Isao Takahata Minimal Ghibli Posters Minimal Movie Posters Porco Rosso Studio Ghibli Tales From Earthsea The Last The Last Soiree The Tale Of The Bamboo Cutter Craig McKeown
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