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Jell Gijsberts' Cartoon Video Game Characters are a Clever Twist

By: Paul Maccarone - Published: Sep 3, 2013 • References: jellepelle.nl and designtaxi
The cartoon video game characters in Jell Gijsberts’ illustrations are an adorably different look at the classic characters. Aptly entitled ‘Videogame Heroes,’ the various characters have a completely different look than their traditional depictions, with larger eyes and a heavier reliance on vector style graphics.

The entire series is considered to be a tribute to Gijsberts’ favorite video game characters. The project includes Mario from Super Mario, Donkey Kong, Ken from Street Fighter, Link from Zelda, and many more. The ability to take the traditional design of these characters and create cartoon versions of them takes an incredibly imaginative mind. It’s very difficult to picture the things we intimately know in a completely transformed way. These cartoon video game characters are a wonderfully creative look at many of the classic favorites.