Now this is fan art. In case you were hiding in an internet cave over the last few months, an artist named Jed Henry has been making the rounds for his "Ukiyo-e Heroes" series, which illustrates classic videogame characters (mostly Nintendo) in the style of Ukiyo-e woodblock printing.
And, as you can see in the gallery, they're effin' amazing. Now Henry's taking his art on the road with his very own solo exhibition, located at the Nucleus gallery in California.
Visitors will be able to see woodblock printing in action (check some excerpts embedded below), listen to classic Nintendo themes rendered with traditional Japanese musical instruments, and (in true nerd interest fashion) participate in a Nintendo-themed costume contest for a chance to win prints of the work. Oh, and they'll be able to buy the pieces as well.
The event happens on September 15th and will continue through the 18th. Check out this page for more details. I would definitely go, but I'm sadly on the wrong side of the ocean for it.
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