In what style of art is the end credits for the Boxtrolls?
October 12, 2014 9:35 AM   Subscribe

We saw The Boxtrolls yesterday, and I was struck by the art that played during the end credits sequence. It looks familiar, but for the life of me I can't find a name for the style or that artist. It's a sketchy sort of line drawing, black lines with color accents, lots of tall houses with ornamentation, and for some reason reminds me vaguely of 60s or 70s animation. Does anyone else know what I'm half-remembering?
posted by korej to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It reminded me a bit of Ludwig Bemelmans' art in the original Madeline books. I'm sure there's a name for that type of drawing but I don't know enough about art I'm sorry!

posted by goo at 10:25 AM on October 12, 2014 [1 favorite]

Mary Blair?
posted by eschatfische at 10:58 AM on October 12, 2014

Response by poster: In particular, it was the buildings. I looked at some of the background art for the Aristocats, and the buildings are close, but not it. I'm sorry this is so vague!
posted by korej at 11:19 AM on October 12, 2014

Best answer: Hmmm.. haven't seen Boxtrolls, but Dalmatians had tall houses with a loose ink line. Maurice Noble's Pepe Le Pew layouts are a more extreme version. They're both heavily influenced by Ronald Searle (sketchy black line, tall ornamented buildings, colour accents).
posted by Erasmouse at 1:04 PM on October 12, 2014 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: That's it! Thank you, Erasmouse!
posted by korej at 2:35 PM on October 12, 2014

Mike Smith is the character designer, and there's a book, too.
posted by Ideefixe at 4:36 PM on October 12, 2014

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