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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mario Madness Five Print Series

Christopher Lee is starting to become my favorite video game tribute artist, sorry Glen Brogan. He's newest series of prints captures Mario through five game from NES to Super NES and even Game Boy. The Mario Madness Five Print Series captures not one moment from each game, no, it captures characters and scenes of Mario taking down Koopas and items from overworld maps. Chris doesn't merely look at a few elements of the game, here's what he wrote about his work:

"Like my other my fan related prints, I like to focus on the things that a lot of people leave out. These games aren't just about Mario or the Princess or Bowser or any of the core characters really. It's the entire world they lived in that made the games so magical. The overworld maps alone in both Super Mario Brothers 3 and Super Mario World were teeming with life and personality - foliage danced to the rhythm of the soundtrack, Boo's drifted back and forth in front of their haunted dwellings, and secret paths were waiting to be discovered."

You can read more about his process and design over at his blog here.

For more photos of his Mario Madness work look here.

To purchase the pieces going for $25 each or $75 all together go here.

A fan and an artist, Chris has captured Mario and the elements of his gameplay that would show well in any gamers home or office. How many memories are peaked by looking at any of these pieces?

The series is comprised of :

Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario World
Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins

and there are only 190 of each print and each comes  with a matching box art print.
the back of each features Chris's childhood room