katamarinouveau.jpg Basically at the exact moment when I thought to myself, "I should maybe hold off on posting any more Katamari things", along comes Kate Elizabeth's stunning art nouveau tribute, and how could I resist. See the original sketch here, and her process animation here. [via Alex Litel]

14 Responses to “Image: Katamari Nouveau

  1. sloverlord says:

    na-naaaaaaaa nanana-na-na-na-na na-na-na na-na-naaaaaaaa

  2. robulus says:

    Brandon, please keep posting these fantastic illustrations. I am just loving your stuff.

  3. Anonymous says:

    You can never have enough Katamari in your life, and this poster is such an original idea.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I have a PS3 and love the Katamari game. My biggest complaint about it though is that there is no downloadable content available for it. I would love to be able to buy more levels.

    Or why no follow up game? I want more!!! After playing Little Big Planet and Mod Nation Racers, I don’t know if I’m ever going to buy another game that doesn’t have a level generator and downloadable content.

    I love Elizabeth’s work. It wasn’t obvious after looking around for a bit, but is there some way to buy high quality prints?

  5. fricative says:

    Just look at it.

  6. Shoomlah says:

    That’s a fantastic idea, but I’d love to see an iteration that really took advantage of the foundational basics of Art Nouveau- Nouveau compositions are usually painfully planned out and beautifully composed, and there are a lot of elements in this that don’t quite compare.

  7. Gilbert Wham says:

    More of this. Less of everything else.

  8. infinity says:

    somewhere, the ghost of alphonse mucha is smiling. (and possibly playing a couple rounds on the great nintendo dsi in the sky.)

  9. hassenpfeffer says:

    Delicious, delicious crab…

  10. barbsobel says:

    roll roll roll.

    i love me some Katarmari. and i’m not ashamed.

  11. Anonymous says:

    To my eye, this isn’t really Art Nouveau. This looks like more of the Arts and Crafts style, or maybe Toulouse-Lautrec’s post-impressionist style around the same time.

    Art Nouveau has dominant nature themes with climbing vines and organic plant-like shapes. All the emphasis in A.N. is on the elaborate perfection of these ornamental curves.

  12. dculberson says:

    Why hold off? That’s like holding off on posting more Zelda things. Just a ridiculous thing to do.

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