Kino no Tabi Wallpaper: Kino no Tabi: Mixed Signals

Kino no Tabi, Kino Wallpaper
Kino no Tabi Series Kino Character

2560x1600 Wallpaper

Artist Comment

Nowadays the world feels like its full of extraneous signals that tell you exactly what you should and should not be doing, most especially on the roads. Flashing lights and even sound cues at walk signals can lead to an informational overload of mixed signals. When I saw this image of Kino perched on a traffic light, I decided to make a wall in that vein. Traffic lights and signals were traced off of stocks from Stock Exchange; background clouds were also based off of SXC stocks. I like Kuroboshi's flat monochrome works so I kept this wall in that style, with just a little bit of color for the signals. Signal symbols were mostly from Photoshop's default collection of shapes, although I snuck in the Kino logo in one of them, exhorting you to travel more -- because I think that's a good philosophy.
I'm not sure whether Kino looks perfectly at home amongst the urban jungle, or if she's trying to shut herself away from it. Either way would be an interesting interpretation.
Scan: Kino no Tabi novel 11 cover by Tama-Neko
Stocks: http://sxc.hu
More resolutions: http://www.desktopanime.com/walls_show.php?wid=266


I just noticed I've been on MT for 3y 51wk! So let this be an early 4 year Minitokyo anniversary wall! XD

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  1. abul Feb 27, 2008

    oh thats a truly great wallpaper!
    colours are beautiful and the vector job is very neatly done :)
    +fave of course
    +im adding u to my watchlist

    PS hey, ur wallpapers always have ideas, i mean they're very symbolic

  2. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Feb 28, 2008

    Love the series and love this wallpaper! (The series definitely needs more love though...) Great job on the colors and overall composition. A wallpaper that mirrors my state of mind right now... +fav (and it's also my new desktop)

  3. fawna-chan Mar 01, 2008

    I am ever thankful for your dedication to Kino no Tabi. >< You always make the best Kino wallpapers. I especially like this one. The brown and shadowing fits the mood of the wallpaper perfectly, which I interpert that she is perfectly at home admist the traffic lights.

  4. Piccolobear Mar 01, 2008

    Nice interpretation of that scan. I like the fact that there isn't any one focal point that immediately jumps out at you. It makes you stop and look at all of it - there's plenty of detail for your eyes to explore - yet the low contrast holds it all together and prevents it from being overwhelming.
    I'll have to echo fawna-chan - You really do 'always make the best Kino wallpapers.' Nice work :)

  5. Hanahanoiday Mar 03, 2008

    Oh wooow these signs and signals are soo amazing,i like this guy ,how sit on the semaphore ,it's so original and this background is simply total wonderful.Very beautiful job!+fav

  6. belencat193746825 Restricted Member Mar 30, 2008

    it's amazing the color...i love it ^^
    good job n.n

  7. lkmjr Dec 20, 2009

    Great. I love the mood and the colors

  8. ShineSuicide Jan 03, 2010

    Uh! I really like it <3! *_*

  9. psycrow Jan 22, 2010

    So cool! like to shade! thanks for sharing

  10. Firo0 Jun 12, 2010

    love all the signs

  11. DiEs2882 Sep 26, 2010

    nice detail...:D...

    thanks for the wallpaper...

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