These Men Turn ‘Star Wars’ Into an Art Form

Jul 20, 2015 at 12:25 pm |

Use the Force...and Some Good Stencils.

If you’re like me, your love for Star Wars started at a very young age.

Clearly, these Japanese artists share my affinity for the space opera, but they use their incredible skills to do much more than I ever could. Their impossibly intricate handiwork takes them hours to do, first working with paper, then wood and paint in the centuries-old ukiyo-e style. The final prints these men make are awe-inspiring, showing some of your favorite Star Wars characters in a 17th-century style that even Hokusai would be proud of.

Currently, there are three available prints: Darth Vader, Queen Amidala, and the Battle of Hoth. You may love what you see, but they certainly don’t come cheap! One print sells for about $434, with a set of three going for over $1,300. Which one is your favorite?

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(Photo by YouTube/ リズムフォース)

First they carve wood and add ink. The final product? You’ve never seen “Star Wars” like this before!

Start the slideshow to see "Star Wars" reimagined!