To help make the ongoing 20th anniversary celebration that much more special The Pokémon Company patterned with British artist Quentin Devine, and went ahead and broke a world record.
Devine created a massive 71.54 square meter mosaic of the iconic and lovable Pikachu, using only Pokémon cards. Made up of 12,987 cards, coming it at 10 meters tall and seven wide, The Pokémon Company claims the mosaic is the largest trading card mosaic ever made. It was revealed in Paris earlier today.
In the picture above, Devine can be seen in the middle, accompanied by Yuji Kitano and Atsushi Nagashima, the producer and director of the trading card game.
“We are incredibly excited to have secured this highly ambitious world record, and are thrilled to have worked with renowned artist Quentin Devine to bring the mosaic to life,” Anthony Cornish, Marketing Director for The Pokémon Company International said.
This being his largest personal creation to date, Devine is an artist, animator, and designer. In the past, some of his most notable creations included a giant mosaic of Mona Lisa made from fan-made self-portraits and a mosaic of the Queen of Britain made from nothing but pennies.
To mark Pokémon’s 20th anniversary last month, Nintendo rereleased Pokémon Red, Blue, and Yellow. The company also announced the next two games in the series, Pokémon Sun and Moon. For those interested in a bit of a less traditional take on the series, Pokkén Tournament recently released as well. We loved it, calling it an “excellent addition to the Nintendo Wii U’s library.” Check out our full review.
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