DOPE ART: ‘Zelda’, ‘Mega Man’, and ‘Metroid’ as Japanese Woodblock Prints

Jed Henry brings the thunder, casting classic games Zelda, Mega Man  and Metroid  as Japanese woodblock prints. Nothing much more to say, hit the jump to behold!

Comics Alliance:

The influence of Japanese culture on classic 1980s Nintendo games isn’t always overt — especially considering how  localized box art  and  other modifications  colored consumer’s earliest experiences with many titles. The fact remains, however, that the games that defined (and continue to define) generations of gamers have a unique heritage influenced by their Japanese origins. Paying homage to this truth is artist  Jed Henry, who has dialed back the clock on the heroes of  The Legend of Zelda,Mega Man  and  Metroid  to display their dopeness in the style of  Ukiyo-e, or Japanese woodblock art