2009 seems to be the year of “2D classic gaming sprites turned into 3D”.
A few months ago, we brought to your attention some great golden-era arcade-themed artwork (resin castings) by Melissa Jones.
Sevens Heaven also produces some similar 2D-to-3D transformation artwork, except their medium is raytraced posters on canvas.
Sure the usual arcade suspects are there (DK, Pacman, Galaga) but they’ve also gone a little bit more obscure (Amidar, Ladybug) and even branched into C64 titles (Impossible Mission, Monty on the Run)
Sevens Heaven is a Dutch company, and currently only ships their canvases to the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Pity.
Credit: I can’t find the link now, but I’m pretty sure I saw this a while ago on Arcade Heroes.