Carl Fredericksen ties, through the years

You can tell the story of Carl and Ellie from Up in many different ways, but here’s a pretty extraordinary illustration of Carl’s evolution, from a wide-eyed young balloon salesman to a curmudgeonly old codger. Look at these ties, courtesy of The Not Today Philosophy on Tumblr:

Notice the incredible detail in the tie artwork. This does not just happen by accident. It’s an example of how thorough and talented the Pixar creators are, in designing little things like ties in every scene. Simply astounding!

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