It started as a Christmas gift to my wife, who loves the "Woman Yelling at Cat" meme. Since then, it has unfolded into an ongoing art project called "Memes of the Floating World." In this strange dream world, classic Japanese woodblock print art and legends mash up with memes, dead and living, and internet lore from the past and present. My fascination with my grandmother's small collection of original ukiyo-e on my childhood home walls fostered a lifelong interest in the art and culture of Japan. My art and design heroes from Japan include Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara. I feel honored to blend this classic art style with modern pop culture in a way that creates something new.

These are incredibly high-effort memes. Each piece takes several weeks to concept, research, sketch, and complete. They are finished with a combination of traditional ink, paint, found objects like vintage paper and cloth, and digital techniques. I release newly finished memes as art prints for purchase reasonably regularly and frequently show my art process on Instagram. I'm currently working on a book and funky home goods, so stay tuned on my social channels. Whatever happens next, it's sure to be at least a little bit dank.

Official art prints are available only at Society6 so that you can bring the weirdness into your home. Thank you for taking a look!

More info: ukiyomemes.com | Instagram | society6.com | twitter.com | Facebook

#1

Woman Yelling At Cat—Ukiyo-e Style

Woman Yelling At Cat—Ukiyo-e Style

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Aidan Garza
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2 weeks ago

I love this meme!

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#2

Longcat & Tacgnol—Ukiyo-e Style

Longcat & Tacgnol—Ukiyo-e Style

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chillchillpill
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2 weeks ago

"Long cat is long and everything is good with the world".

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#3

Doge Meme—Ukiyo-e Style

Doge Meme—Ukiyo-e Style

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Aidan Garza
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2 weeks ago

This is the meaning of life XD

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#4

This Is Fine Meme—Ukiyo-e Style

This Is Fine Meme—Ukiyo-e Style

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E B
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Ii desu.

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#5

Another Dead Meme Appears To Us As A Malevolent Yokai

Another Dead Meme Appears To Us As A Malevolent Yokai

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Fan-tastic panda
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2 weeks ago

"But I wanted rice noodles, not RAMEN!"

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WILLIAM FAULK
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2 weeks ago

Gotcha!

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#7

Dabbing With Demons

Dabbing With Demons

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Payton Weigand
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2 weeks ago

DABBBBBBBBBBBZZZZ

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#8

Confused Anime Pigeon Guy Meme—Ukiyo-e Style

Confused Anime Pigeon Guy Meme—Ukiyo-e Style

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Fan-tastic panda
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2 weeks ago

But Amy that's a pigeon!

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#9

Dead Meme Returns As Japanese Yokai

Dead Meme Returns As Japanese Yokai

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manon M
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2 weeks ago

buy it . take my money

#10

"Are Ya Winning Son?" Meme

"Are Ya Winning Son?" Meme

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Leonel Luna
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2 weeks ago

Nice

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Ok Meme—Japanese Ink Style

Ok Meme—Japanese Ink Style

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Logan Cheng
Community Member
2 weeks ago

my face when science fair is crammed into 5 weeks without any instruction...

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