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Fun modern twist on Ukiyo-e

Postby phreadom » Fri 05.25.2012 1:08 pm

Jed Henry over at http://jedhenry.tumblr.com/ has started a series of classic (Nintendo so far) video game characters rendered in classic Japanese wood block (Ukiyo-e) style.

Be sure not to miss the others on page 2!

I took the latest one and changed the title to kana since I felt it completed the "authentic" look a bit better, while still showing the name of the game in question. Enjoy! :mrgreen:

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Re: Fun modern twist on Ukiyo-e

Postby SakeIt2Me » Sat 05.26.2012 12:19 pm

LOL!! That is just awesome in every way! thanks for sharing Phreadom!
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Re: Fun modern twist on Ukiyo-e

Postby Hyperworm » Sat 05.26.2012 12:46 pm

I enjoyed this post. :)
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Re: Fun modern twist on Ukiyo-e

Postby furrykef » Fri 06.22.2012 8:29 am

phreadom wrote:Jed Henry over at http://jedhenry.tumblr.com/ has started a series of classic (Nintendo so far) video game characters rendered in classic Japanese wood block (Ukiyo-e) style.

Just to clarify: it's not just Ukiyo-e "style", it is ukiyo-e. There's a picture of an actual woodblock in one of the posts.

EDIT: Oops, actually this only applies to the Mario Kart one, and even then the woodblock isn't the original. Still, at least one of them is available as real ukiyo-e. ;)
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