Jed Henry – Ukiyo-e Video Game Hero Series | Traditional Japanese Wood Block Prints

By - June 15th, 2012

Artist Jed Henry has found a clever way to interpret the heroic feats of classic video game characters in epic style: by rendering them as samurais in the form of traditional Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints. The series includes reworkings of Samus, Mega Man, Link, Mario Kart, Donkey Kong, Simon Belmont (from Castlevania), Street Fighter (Jed offers his apologies to Ken fans for accidentally leaving the character out), and finally Kirby, for which the artist added Japanese calligraphy. Henry says he’ll eventually add a name plate and poem couplet in kanji for each work. Check out his Facebook page for updates regarding when the prints will be available to purchase.

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