The characters are designed in a minimal, geometric and clean style.
All the game has a really ironic taste, and the character poses want to reflect this.
The game is set in a fictional ancient Japan; that’s why the chosen protagonists are:
1. the evil Kappa;
2. the tempting Geisha;
3. the virtuous Priestress;
4. the frivolous Princess;
5. the mysterious Monk;
6. the agile Ninja;
7. the wise Martial Arts Master;
8. the vain Samurai. via Mikhail Semaev http://bit.ly/1nMT7NZ
A series of three personal illustrations with handmade lettering, inspired by Japanese icons.
This series features historical and mainstream Japanese icons, which are treated with a graphical approach similar to branding. Influenced by Japanese character design and traditional minimalist art, I created an identity containing several designs.
The character subjects are very stylized and combined with handmade lettering.
The message creates an extra dimension to contrast the original meaning of each subject.