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Here’s a samurai atop a Lexus LC fleeing an exploding city

Lexus celebrates the fine art of manga with three unique pieces

Published: 06 Jun 2019
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Lexus has commissioned three artists to create three rather unique pieces of art celebrating the Japanese form of manga. That’s why, at this moment, you’re staring at a samurai warrior atop a Lexus LC fleeing an exploding city. Yup, today just got that little bit better.

That image comes courtesy of Daniel Atanasov, a Bulgarian-born artist who wanted to fuse his ideas on sci-fi, adventure and martial arts. Job done, we’d wager.

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The next image is via Yishan Li, who wanted to depict a woman sitting on her Lexus UX by the shore, ‘relaxing after completing a big creative project’.

“There are so many precise curves and design elements,” Li said about the UX. “They’re a lot harder to draw than characters.”

The final image is of a Lexus ES saloon hot-footing its way out of the path of a particularly angry dragon. Which is some flight of fancy considering the ES is a hybrid saloon with 210bhp. Still, dragons.

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“In Japanese culture dragons are shown to be incredibly powerful and proud creatures that represent courage and strength,” explains artist Timothy Kong.

Cool, no?

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