Shinobi is an official limited edition print drawn by artist Emmanuel Malin based on the classic SEGA fighting game Shinobi™. Emmanuel Malin made this print under direction of Cook & Becker and SEGA using the original games' designs, logo's etc. from the SEGA archives as inspiration.
When you purchase this Shinobi Certified Art Giclee unframed, the paper size is 24 x 36" or 60 x 90 cm with a small white border so that it fits affordable standard frames available anywhere in the world. For the Dibond mounted finish we trim those white edges so the final size of the artwork is 22 x 34" / 55 x 85 cm.
About this project
Cook & Becker asked some of the hottest artists and designers working in entertainment and video games today if they wanted to draw a print of their favorite retro SEGA games. The idea was to create a series of beautiful prints that would capture the heart of these classic brands and what they meant for the artists and people playing and growing up with them.
Artist Emmanuel Malin says about his Shinobi piece: "I remember when the first Shinobi was out on Master System, I was so frustrated because I did not have the console, and as a kid, I was totally fascinated by Ninjas at that time. The mix of martial arts, swords, shurikens, and the great outfits, of course I was! After a long wait, I finally got my hands on The Revenge of Shinobi on the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis, which remains one of my greatest videogame memories; I am still playing it on 3DS nowadays when the need for an old-school platformer kicks in. I was thrilled to have this opportunity to paint a tribute to the game, with an emphasis on demons and dark magics, as I grew up since."
Going forward Cook & Becker will work with SEGA to periodically release new giclee prints from a variety of retro SEGA games.
SEGA is a Japanese multinational video game developer and publisher company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with multiple offices around the world. SEGA is known for games like Sonic the Hedgehog and Virtua Fighter.