ENJOY SAN FRANSOKYO for Threadless.com

This artwork was created by me for a "Big Hero 6" themed design challenge hosted by Threadless.com. My design focuses particularly on the city of San Fransokyo where the story is set. Big Hero 6 is based off of the comic book of the same name. The creators of the Disney wanted to create their own city by putting together the city of Tokyo with a near-future version of San Francisco to create a blend of Eastern and Western culture. The city is definitely a celebration of futuristic urban life and high-tech culture.

Designed titled, “Enjoy San Fransokyo” inspired by the Disney animated film, "Big Hero 6.”  Originally created for a design challenge hosted by Threadless. My design was part of the TOP 15 selected to be up for sale on Threadless. 
 
VISIT THREADLESS to see the design and the rest of the Threadless x Big Hero 6 Collection!
Here’s my description I sent with my artwork:
There is city full of beauty and dreams. Though containing some dark mystery are balanced with glowing light. Where the streets are fill with legendary stories and the skies are filled with energy and life. A diverse world with the winds of the East soar that with the winds of the West. Where your biggest heroes can either be new friends or your familiar families. A place where high-tech culture and the possibilities of the future and in celebration. Come embrace, experience, and... Enjoy San Fransokyo.​
Below is a closer look at the artwork.
In a rare and unusual occasion for a film, I had to explore and discover as much as I could about “Big Hero 6" before seeing the film itself. I had fallen in love with the movie, even before experiencing it in theaters! It’s an inspirational film for many reasons! When researching the making of the movie, I was intrigued by the filmmakers’ decision to create an entirely new city called San Fransokyo, as the setting of the film. I was very impressed to discover how the city was so vast, intricate and alive! I believed that San Fransokyo was a real place worth booking a flight to! It was also satisfying to discover how the ideas of family, friendship and teamwork were going to be an important part of the film. To later see all of that depicted in a diverse and a lovable circle of characters was even more satisfying. For the design challenge, I wanted to create something that really represents the film. So I explored the idea of all of us having special place to go - a place where you can be among friends, family, your squad of heroes. Even when certain friends are not there to give you a hug, but you know that they wish to hug you. A place where you can be “Satisfied with your care." Your own city to, well, …ENJOY! 
 
Short video showing some of the process of Enjoy San Fransokyo:
Official summary of the film:
From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Big Hero 6,” an action comedy adventure about brilliant robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who finds himself in the grips of a criminal plot that threatens to destroy the fast-paced, high-tech city of San Fransokyo. With the help of his closest companion—a robot named Baymax—Hiro joins forces with a reluctant team of first-time crime fighters on a mission to save their city. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name, and featuring comic-book style action and all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, the CG-animated “Big Hero 6” hits theaters in 3D on November 7, 2014.
Below are official Big Hero 6 images from Walt Disney Animation Studios:
Below was one of the first released video footage of Big Hero 6 which features a glimpse of San Fransokyo by night:
Check out the Official "Big Hero 6" Trailer #2 from Walt Disney Animation Studios:
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