#17 - Pidgeotto by Shane Richardson
#17 Pidgeotto by Shane Richardson

The Pokemon Battle Royale project was create with the intent of gathering together 151 different artists and giving them free reign to apply their “own aesthetic, style, and creativity” to the classic pocket monsters, and to explore “just what made those little Pokémon so interesting and fun to catch.” The project, curated by Alyssa Nassner (@smalltalk) and Bryan Ische (@ishyyyyy), took place took place Spring 2012 at the Light Grey Art Gallery in Minneapolis, MN. Tell me that this doesn’t send your little 11-year-old, Gameboy-loving heart a-fluttering.

Beyond the jump are several of my favourites.

#46 Paras by Diego Garcia

#46 Paras by Diego Garcia
#48 Venonat by Teagan White
#48 Venonat by Teagan White
#76 Golem by Mike Puncekar
#76 Golem by Mike Puncekar
#137 Porygon by Marisa Seguin
#137 Porygon by Marisa Seguin
#145 Zapdos By Jared Schorr
#145 Zapdos By Jared Schorr

All of the artwork is collected on a tumblr site, also called Pokemon Battle Royale, and is chock full of awesomeness, whether you’re a fan of the franchise or not. Prints are available for purchase.

3 thoughts on “The original 151 Pokemon, re-imagined by 151 different artists”

  1. Jesse says:

    I never got into Pokemon (it was after my time. Damn, I’m old.) but I do love the artwork. That would have been a fun exhibition to go see.

  2. O says:

    This is a similar kinda thing: http://150plus.tumblr.com/page/3 CHECK IT OUT!

  3. jesse s. says:

    This sucked I only liked butterfree and what is wrong with victreebell and tentacruel

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