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Mario and Monster Hunter Collide in a Traditional Japanese Painting

By: Tisah Tucknott - Published: Jul 29, 2009   Updated: Jun 14 2011 • References: superpunch.blogspot and gearfuse
Xiaobaosg is an artist who has been heavily influenced by Asian culture. The illustration was created for Uberbooks's Designers Games Remix and features Mario and Bowser fighting against a ferocious looking T-Rex.

The traditional styled Japanese print was inspired by both “Super Mario Bros” and “Monster Hunter.” Check out the image above to see an amalgamation between these two games, and a mix between ancient and modern.

Implications - Video game culture is influential across the board. As a result, certain iconic video games have and will continue to inspire consumer products such as art, home decor, photography and even music. Goods that draw upon culturally celebrated and familiar moments result in nostalgia, which is one of the most powerful consumer-driving forces.