Black Oni is an illustration and graphic design business, dedicated to providing visual excellence and inspiring passionate, and forward thinking. Inspired by gaming culture, Black Oni is also host to the subsidiary, Black Oni Blog, which centers on video-games and facilitating the progressive discussion by providing reviews, articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, and tutorials about gaming.
Black: Timeless, elegant, sophisticated, and powerful, while simultaneously being both classic, and modern. Black is the essence of everything that ever was, and ever will be.
Oni: An equivocal word which derives from Africa, and Japan. In the African Yoruba dialect, Oni refers to one who is "born of sacred land". This speaks specifically to how ideas and passion are created. In Japanese, oni means "orgre", or "demon", referring to ancient folklore. In Japanese culture, Oni are used as a symbol for warding off evil and guarding/protecting sacred lands such as temples or shrines. The dual definition of Oni speaks to the very essence of creating art, as it is the most sacred form of expression. Black Oni contributors aim to be creators, and enforcers of passion and creativity.
Black Oni strives to create as few compromises as possible when discovering solutions to visual needs. That is why having a deep understanding of how to use the technology, and how to apply technique, is such a big part of our approach. Black Oni marries the two to create unique visual experiences, utilizing the most powerful and up to date software and hardware while staying current with design trends. Black Oni embraces the low compromise approach to creating visual solutions to both illustration, and graphic design.