8-bit Central Park


Working with hand-carved stamps, Shinji Murakami recreates NYC's iconic central park in an 8-bit style that's reminiscent of maps from video games like Zelda and Dragon Quest. The one-of-a-kind piece was created on clayboard, which was then sealed with epoxy resin. 

Look closely as recognizable landmarks like the Guggenheim, Apple Store, Museum of Natural History and Belvedere Castle are hidden with the map.


  • Artist: Shinji Murakami
  • Title: "Central Park" (2012)
  • Material: Stamp ink and resin on claybord
  • Dimensions: 36 x 18 inches
  • Also available as a limited edition print

Meet the artist


SHINJI MURAKAMI (born 1980, Osaka, Japan) uses his love of 8-bit video game expressions, simple vector lines and original childish drawing characters as a springboard into his own exciting world of story telling. In 2003 Shinji began creating 8-bit map works and street art, and is recently also making 3D-8Bit sculptures that give physical form to his flat 8-bit images.

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