Jed Henry

For hundreds of years, Japanese woodblock printmakers worked in a thriving popular art scene. Their prints depicted heroes, villains and monsters, spanning every genre from satire, to romance, to horror. It was all part of Ukiyo, or Floating World culture. Inventive and fast-paced, Ukiyo culture was the big movement of its day.

That tradition has continued through the centuries, down to our modern day, where Japan is still known for its vibrant creativity. This heritage is especially evident in Japan’s video game industry. Boss fights. Invulnerable heroes. Holy swords. Even the classic double-jump can be traced back to medieval Japanese legends.

To celebrate Japan’s contribution to video games, illustrator Jed Henry has taken his favorite game characters, and returned them to the ukiyo-e style. Modern costuming has been traded for the medieval, but the essence of each character remains, proving that you can’t take the Ukiyo out of these modern pop icons.

http://www.ukiyoeheroes.com/

"Barrel and Hammer" Quick shop
"Barrel and Hammer"
"Barrel and Hammer"
"Barrel and Hammer"
Jed Henry

"Barrel and Hammer"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Barrel and Hammer"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Descent Into Madness" Quick shop
"Descent Into Madness"
"Descent Into Madness"
"Descent Into Madness"
Jed Henry

"Descent Into Madness"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Descent Into Madness"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Flight of Fantasy" Quick shop
"Flight of Fantasy"
"Flight of Fantasy"
"Flight of Fantasy"
Jed Henry

"Flight of Fantasy"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Flight of Fantasy"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Fox Moon" Quick shop

Jed Henry

"Fox Moon"

from $40.00

"Fox Moon"
"Fox Moon"
"Fox Moon"
Jed Henry

"Fox Moon"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Fox Moon"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Guardian Spirit" Quick shop
"Guardian Spirit"
"Guardian Spirit"
"Guardian Spirit"
"Guardian Spirit"
Jed Henry

"Guardian Spirit"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Guardian Spirit"

Based on Spirited Away

Finest Archival Pigment Print

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper

Signed by the artist

12" x 17"

 

View product
"I Choose You" Quick shop
"I Choose You"
"I Choose You"
"I Choose You"
"I Choose You"
Jed Henry

"I Choose You"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "I Choose You"

Based on Pokemon

Finest Archival Pigment Print

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper

Signed by the artist

12" x 17"

 

View product
"More Beast Than Man" Quick shop
"More Beast Than Man"
"More Beast Than Man"
"More Beast Than Man"
"More Beast Than Man"
Jed Henry

"More Beast Than Man"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "More Beast Than Man"

Based on X-Men

Finest Archival Pigment Print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

The wider cartouche reads 熊 - the literal symbols for 'weasel bear', which means 'wolverine' in Japanese. 

The narrow cartouche reads: 夢歟現歟 唯覚者憤, which in classical Chinese could be loosely translated as, "What is real? What is a dream? All I know is anger."

View product
"Outcast" Quick shop

Jed Henry

"Outcast"

from $40.00

"Outcast"
"Outcast"
"Outcast"
"Outcast"
Jed Henry

"Outcast"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Outcast"

Based off of Princess Mononoke 

Finest Archival Pigment Print

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper

Signed by the artist

12" x 17"

 

View product
"Pocketing A Wager" Quick shop
"Pocketing A Wager"
"Pocketing A Wager"
"Pocketing A Wager"
Jed Henry

"Pocketing A Wager"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Pocketing A Wager"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Rickshaw Cart" Quick shop
"Rickshaw Cart"
"Rickshaw Cart"
"Rickshaw Cart"
Jed Henry

"Rickshaw Cart"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Rickshaw Cart"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"The Dragon's Gift" Quick shop
"The Dragon's Gift"
"The Dragon's Gift"
"The Dragon's Gift"
Jed Henry

"The Dragon's Gift"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "The Dragon's Gift"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"The Hero Rests" Quick shop
"The Hero Rests"
"The Hero Rests"
"The Hero Rests"
Jed Henry

"The Hero Rests"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "The Hero Rests"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Trouble Afoot" Quick shop
"Trouble Afoot"
"Trouble Afoot"
"Trouble Afoot"
Jed Henry

"Trouble Afoot"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Trouble Afoot"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product
"Wolf Girl" Quick shop

Jed Henry

"Wolf Girl"

from $40.00

"Wolf Girl"
"Wolf Girl"
"Wolf Girl"
Jed Henry

"Wolf Girl"

$40.00

Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes - "Wolf Girl"

Fine art giclee print.

Acid-free handmade Japanese paper.

Signed by the artist.

12" x 17"

$40.00

View product