Elliott Lim’s gorgeous animated tribute to HBO’s The Wire.

This Gorgeous Animated Tribute to The Wire Will Make You Want to Rewatch the HBO Classic

This Gorgeous Animated Tribute to The Wire Will Make You Want to Rewatch the HBO Classic

The Eye
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Jan. 6 2016 11:10 AM

A Gorgeous Animated Tribute to The Wire

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Designer Elliot Lim has designed a gorgeous animated tribute to HBO’s The Wire.

Courtesy of Elliot Lim

San Francisco Bay Area–based Elliot Lim has designed an animated homage to the opening credits of HBO’s The Wire set to “Way Down in the Hole” by the Blind Boys of Alabama.

While visual aesthetics were never the main reason fans loved The Wire, Lim’s short animated take on the show’s opening credits elevates with smooth production values and gorgeous design that rings true to the spirit of the original in a way that is guaranteed to make fans nostalgic. 

Check out the video below:

Kristin Hohenadel's writing on design has appeared in publications including the New York Times, Fast Company, Vogue, Elle Decor, Lonny, and Apartment Therapy.