Polish artist Mateusz Urbanowicz moved to japan to study animation and comics at the kobe design university. while exploring the city, urbanowicz was surprised to see the perseverance of older, more traditional architectures in spite of the city’s rapidly changing face and its international reputation as a sprawling metropolis. knowing all too well how quickly these buildings could be replaced with more modern counterparts, the artist set about illustrating the endearing buildings in a series rich with color, personality, and history.

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