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Spoke Art Gallery Releasing Hayao Miyazaki Inspired Art Book.

As one of the most beloved filmmakers in animation history, Hayao Miyazaki has inspired many artists throughout the world. In the most direct sense artists (both professional and amateur) have produced artworks inspired directly by his films. There have even been several exhibitions dedicated to just these works.

New York's prestigious Spoke Art Gallery alone has held three such exhibitions. This October, the work of more than 250 artists will be collected into a book.

Curated by Spoke Art Gallery, My Neighbor Hayao features work from more than 250 artists in celebration of the acclaimed Japanese filmmaker and animator. Showcasing a diverse array of original painting, embroidery, sculpture, and limited edition prints that were first exhibited at Spoke during three highly popular group exhibitions attracting more than 10,000 attendees, this beautiful book grants fans of Miyazaki another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds through interpretations of characters and themes found in iconic films including My Neighbor Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke.

It's the first book of its kind since the Totoro Forest Project, but this time the book will include art inspired by all of his films.  The book will be available from October 15 and you can preorder it today (UK link here).

Check out a selection of work which was featured in the exhibitions (which would seem likely to feature in the book).