I’m a little behind on my games at the moment. The backlog is growing and I think I may die before getting through it. To give me a little time to catch up and have a game I actually want to write about, I’ve been having a look at gaming art and decided to let you, dear reader, know about something I found interesting. Is this filler content? Maybe!
Anyway, I like art based on gaming (I even looked at game art styles recently), preferably pieces that aren’t too obvious. Having a painting of Mario stands out a little too much for my tastes. Something more subtle is what I’d be looking for. And whilst I like finding interesting pieces, most of the time they aren’t ones that I could put in my house. They just wouldn’t fit in.
Anyway, I recently came across a company, Ukiyoe Heroes, that takes video game characters and redesigns them in the style of old fashioned Japanese art (I would say traditional, but I don’t know if that’s totally accurate). All the artwork takes a different approach to the game in question, in some cases not being immediately clear as to what game was the inspiration. I love all the pieces they’ve made here. My house isn’t suited to the style they have here, but maybe yours is! Take a look and see what you think.
They are some really interesting takes on classic games. The images either come in 12 x 17 inch prints ($40, around £30) or 7 x 9 inch handmade wood block prints (a lot more!). I’ve seen lots of different art inspired by video games, but none like this before.
They also do some original prints too if that sort of thing takes your fancy. Have a look at what else they do, I’m sure you’ll find something to get me for Christmas…I mean something you like!
Have you found anywhere that does interesting video game inspired art work? Let me know, I’d love to check it out and support the artists!