happy birthday, hayao miyazaki

Happy birthday to one of the world's greatest living directors, Hayao Miyazaki. The master animator, responsible for such classics as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and countless other stunning feature films, is 71 years young today.

To honor the occasion, artist Martin Hsu shares these birthday sketches, dedicated to an inspirational figure in both life and art. Check it out:

Martin's also got a pretty sweet Miyazaki-themed t-shirt design here.

And while I'm at it, check out these two gorgeous limited edition My Neighbor Totoro posters created for the Alamo Drafthouse's Mondo boutique, designed by artist Olly Moss. The posters, which went on sale last month, reportedly sold out in three minutes. Enjoy:

More here: I want my Totoro (but I was not fast enough).

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