Star Wars Reinterpreted in Traditional Japanese Art

In connection with Lucas Films, Japanese artisans create 3 limited prints of images from Star Wars using the ancient art of ukiyo-e. Born out of a crowdfunding campaign from Makuake, each graphic started off as paintings then hand-carved by a wood sculptor while another artist slathers on the paint for pressing on paper. The final composition is made up of images built layer by layer, one image per batch of prints at a time. The skill and concentration devoted to produce each Japanese-inspired image is truly astounding from each meticulous detail to the astounding craftsmanship applied to each technique. Darth Vader, Queen Amidala and the Battle of Hoth as depicted by traditional kabuki actors and infused with traditional Japanese garb, typography, and accents make for a must-have addition for any Star Wars collection.

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