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Illustration: Donguri Kyouwakoku takes us back to the future with his clean, retro style

Posted by Liv Siddall,

Before we begin, let’s take a moment to briefly remind ourselves of how good the Pokemon opening credits were. Well, while we’re here we may as well watch the Sailor Moon ones as well. Ok, so we came across the work of Donguri Kyouwakoku on Haw-Lin recently and were blown away. His style is totally 1980s lunchboxes, Saturday morning cartoons and comic books. There’s even a touch of Betty and Veronica in there too. This may not be for everyone, but for me these kind of clean, youthful cartoons provide a certain level of aesthetic pleasure that no other illustration can quite match.

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Posted by Liv Siddall

Liv joined It’s Nice That as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our editors. She oversees itsnicethat.com and has a particular interest in illustration, photography and music videos. She also runs our London listings site This At There, and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.