The world of gaming-inspired art is definitely a crowded one in the age of the internet, and it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd. But that’s exactly what artist Petey_Pariah has managed to do with their recent works, which might make some crossover dreams come true: their art blends the worlds of Pokemon with plenty of other iconic series, creating some simply jawdropping mashups that I’d personally love to see come to life in official games or movies.
The most recent work from Petey_Pariah is a recreation of the iconic N64 platformer Banjo-Kazooie‘s box art, recreated entirely with Pokemon characters. See it for yourself below.
For reference, here’s what the original art looks like.
Petey_Pariah’s art makes Pokemon seem right at home in these different worlds. Their Pokemon-filled artwork creates new ways of seeing these nostalgic scenes; their rendition of the cover of Chrono Trigger, with Pokemon trainer Ash in place of Crono, is my personal favorite. Other remarkable works include takes on Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VII, and even iconic films like the original Star Wars.
Their art is so seamless that at first glance, it might be difficult to tell that these aren’t the original pieces; but upon further inspection, it becomes clear how cleverly Petey_Pariah has assimilated everyone’s favorite pocket monsters into these famous pieces of art. You can check out all their pieces alongside their original inspirations below.
Gaming isn’t the only topic they cover either; in fact, they’ve even recreated the famous poster art from the original Star Wars in Pokemon.
If you enjoy Petey_Pariah’s work, theres a few ways you can support them. You can buy their art off their own online storefront (including Pokemon cards with their art on them!), and you can keep up with their other creations by staying tuned to their Twitter, Instragram, Facebook, and DeviantART accounts.