As you know, The Pokemon Company celebrates franchise’s 20th anniversary this year. And one of latest related events was the epic Pokemon Trading Card mosaic revealed in Paris. It consists of 12,984 individual cards, the size is 10x7 meters (71,54 square meters overall).
What eventually appears on the mosaic is the iconic Pokemon Pikachu, shown in the famous pose. Originally, Pika was drawn by Ken Sugimori (Game Freak illustrator).
Enormous Pikachu’s father and mother are The Pokemon Company, obviously, and Quentin Devine (British artist). The company affirms that it is the "world's largest trading card mosaic". Although there’s no information about the record-holding mosaic that lost its rank after the huge Pikachu came up, but it’s enough to know that Quentin now is the Guinness World Record holder for that work.
"We are incredibly excited to have secured this highly ambitious world record, and are thrilled to have worked with renowned artist Quentin Devine to bring the mosaic to life," - claims Anthony Cornish (The Pokemon Company marketing director).
Quentin shares his impressions after this great project: "Pokemon asked me if I could beat the current Trading card mosaic World Record and I knew I could, so off I went to start planning another huge piece, which proved an amazing experience." His previous works include a massive mosaic for the Mona Lisa made out of self-portraits from fans and a cool image of the Queen using penny coins. Nevertheless, Pika’s mosaic is the biggest work for now.
2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Pokemon series. According to all the developers’ enthousiasme and plenty of ideas, we can't guess what comes next.