Artist Jorge Vargas has crafted some brilliant video game mashup art that takes two iconic characters and combines them into one to create a new franken-character. Most of the pieces feature timeless characters from Nintendo’s platforms such as Toad, Princess Peach, Kirby, and Pikachu, but rather than being a new take on the character, Vargas’ has merged them with other well known characters to create a brand new hybrid version of the two.
For example, he mashed Toad with a Piranha Plant to create Piranha Toad, and he also mashed Pikachu with Rush to create PikaRush. The resulting works of art should resonate with most gamers, especially those who grew up with Nintendo consoles in their homes, but even fans of geek art, or gaming art in general should appreciate Vargas’ collection. You can head on down past the break to see all of his video game character mashups, and if you like what you see make sure to check out his full gallery on Behance.
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