Japanese Craftsmen Reinterpret Star Wars Scenes

Japanese craftsman have adapted the ancient practice of ukiyo-e wood-block printing to portray scenes from the Star Wars film franchise, creating the ultimate mash-up of tradition and science fiction. Keeping with the artistic styles of Japanese drawings, these craftsmen re-envision an icy battle scene from Hoth, Queen Amidala standing with R2-D2 and an image of Darth Vader. The prints draw eerie parallels between Japanese culture and the Star Wars world, including Amidala’s kimono-esque attire and Vader’s light saber—which calls to mind sword-wielding samurai. Watch the design process on DesignBoom.