Thursday, August 23, 2012

Print is Alive!



                              

"A parody art project, commenting on the ancient origins of modern Japanese game culture"

Whoever said "print is dead" certainly wasn't talking about traditional Japanese woodblock prints. This creative project by artists Jed Henry and David Bull, incorporating the classic Japanese art of ukiyo-e, was fully backed in a little over an hour after it was listed on the crowd funding site, Kickstarter. Attempting to bring the digital world of video games back to what Henry sees as their paper-based roots, the project started out with a goal of $10,400. As of Wednesday it had received pledges from 1,644 supporters totaling $204,344 and with a week's worth of crowd funding left, things are looking up for a medium that had virtually plummeted to the depths of popularity.


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