For those that don’t know what Ukiyo-e (pronounced ooh-key-yo-eh) is, it is a form of art in Japan using wood blocks. The name Ukiyo-e is translated in English as “pictures of the floating world”. This was very popular back in the 17th and 20th century Japan. But enough of the history lesson, you’re here for the video game part.
An artist by the name of Jed Henry has started to make Ukiyo-e illustrations of video games calling it Ukiyo-e Heroes. My favorite is of the Street Fighter Ukiyo-e pictured above. His illustrations range from Pokémon to Castlevania.
Take a look below and check out all of the art he did. Make sure you check out his blog and follow his Facebook page for updated news on upcoming Ukiyo-e Heroes. He also plans to start a Kickstarter project to make these prints available for purchase. I will post more information on that once more information gets released.