Artist adds Street Fighter’s Ryu on Hoboken Interstate sign

Given the pronunciation similarities between the name of New Jersey’s Mile Square City “Hoboken,” and Ryu’s infamous catch phrase “hadouken,” it’s amazing someone hasn’t come up with the idea sooner.  An artist had some fun with the sign for Interstate 76 East, adding Ryu and his well known fireball command combo execution.

Nicely done! Unfortunately, this little alteration was done on the computer, as the real Interstate sign still leads you to Hoboken. Regardless, Capcom should take a look at this. It’s this kind of crazy idea that may be great inspiration for your upcoming Super Street Fighter IV marketing campaign.


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About the Author: Jason Leavey

Baltimore, MD
  • ron

    Your photo is doctored.

    Here is photo of actual sign:

  • ron

    Not sure why he just didn't find a real sign with Hoboken in it. They do exist, you know. Nerds.

    • Internet guy

      If I had to guess, I'd say that the nerd in question has never left the state of Pennsylvania.

      • njtrafficsignshopper

        Incorrect! I just picked one that had a good angle and was easy to photoshop. I also repurposed 76 as the NJ Turnpike, which seems to have angered a lot of Jersey-dwellers. Which doesn't bother me all that much.

  • I'm debating whether a “Hoboken” would be funnier if it was Ryu attacking like a hobo, or Ryu attacking by punting a magical hobo at you.

  • Selestecardoza

    i like it it made me laugh!