Just finished off mocking up some new sad and happy citizens. Unlike the previous version super happy citizens are now dramatically different and hold up cheerful protest signs. My hope is that we can pack a whole range of clothing and hairstyles in the final game so you really get the sense of happy citizens becoming individuals after Molly has filled them full of cheerful insurrection with her illicit flower planting.
Invaluable references for me when working on designs like these involving urban street fashion are the excellent Fruits and Fresh Fruits photography books by Shoichi Aoki which document the crazy Harajuku fasion scene from mid to late 90’s Tokyo. Along with a lot of crazy and bizare outfits are some perfect examples of classic counter culture garb from punks and goths to beats and hippies. Great stuff bursting with weird creativity that have been a minor obsession of mine since long before it all got co-opted by a certain pop star’s fashion label.