Who you gonna call? Hayalet Avcıları! - Found in Translation
November 7, 2016 10:07 PM   Subscribe

After experimenting with "Ottoman Star Wars" for his graduation thesis portfolio, Istanbul artist Murat Palta created a series of illustrations for classic Hollywood films in the style of Ottoman miniatures, including, among others - The Godfather, Alien, Ghostbusters. Rich in detail and full of humor, he extends his attempt at 'combining global with local, traditional with contemporary...', by turning to classics of Western Literature - Don Quixote, Lolita, Harry Potter.
posted by lowest east side (10 comments total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
Kind of a double.
posted by Space Coyote at 10:49 PM on November 7, 2016

Huh, same link didn't show up on any of the searches I did. Oh well.
posted by lowest east side at 11:29 PM on November 7, 2016

The movie ones don't do much for me, probably because they're competing with the actual images in my mind, but the literary ones are amazing. They're wonderful!
posted by Kattullus at 12:39 AM on November 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

These remind me of Andrey Kuznetsov's traditional Russian lubok woodcuts of modern movies (also previously on the blue).
posted by daniel_charms at 3:30 AM on November 8, 2016 [3 favorites]

These are wonderful! This artist totally needs to meet up with Mefi's own David Bull to make woodblock prints of his work.
posted by ourobouros at 3:46 AM on November 8, 2016

The Moby Dick artwork is my favorite. I love how the sea looks like a ball of blue wool.
posted by Ashenmote at 3:48 AM on November 8, 2016 [3 favorites]

Over four years old and not as fleshed out as this post. This is a fine and good post.
posted by middleclasstool at 5:16 AM on November 8, 2016

This is great. I'm really interested in the "faux Western" typography; didn't expect it to look like that at all.
posted by Foci for Analysis at 5:44 AM on November 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

I LOVE these - incredible style. I've been working on my own Persian miniature style painting for the past few weeks.
posted by pravit at 10:52 AM on November 8, 2016

My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk is a fascinating conceptual murder-mystery which delves into the practice and philosophies of creating Ottoman miniatures. (Very highly recommended, and I'm not a fan of his other work.)
posted by ovvl at 5:45 PM on November 8, 2016 [1 favorite]

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