Décryptage Affiche Shibuya

Decryption Shibuya Poster

The Shibuya visual was first created by hand and then colored on a computer. If the hand drawing phase took time, it was especially the color choice phase that took me time. I initially thought of limiting myself in the number of colors in order to make a screen-printed poster but this enterprise quickly proved too complicated as I wanted to add colors to this poster. After several months of hesitation and modifications I managed to finalize my work.

The central point of the drawing is the famous Shibuya crossing but the key character is actually the dog Hachiko, on the left, who seems to be scanning the crowd in search of his master. According to legend, Hachiko waited in the same place for his deceased master for around ten years...

The scene takes place in Shibuya, I wanted to recreate this atmosphere of colorful neon lights and this feeling of buildings tangled on top of each other. Some exist, others are imaginary. By looking at the signs you can find some of my existing posters, places I used to go out and even friends of mine.

The Shibuya poster is today one of my best sellers for all lovers of Japan, especially the youngest.

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