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Super Mario’S Brothers and Clones: 45 Takes on Mario (and Luigi)

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The Design Inspiration cobbled together 45 artworks depicting the ever-popular Mario and his brother Luigi. All of them are pretty fun to look at: Some of them took the pair back to their earlier looks, others channeled cartoons, while some, like Anthony Jones, decided to go with a more mature style. Here’s Jones’ awesome version:

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Luigi looks a bit pale don’t you think? Mario on the other hand, is just a badass in that image. Scary. Waldemar Lene made the obvious connection (and probably started not a few debates on who would really win in such a match-up):

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Finally, here’s my favorite, an action-packed shot of Mario by Gary Storkamp, inspired by the 1981 arcade game Donkey Kong when Mario wasn’t even called Mario but by the ugly (although appropriate) name “Jumpman”.

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That’s just pure action right there. I guess I don’t have to convince you of how much better Storkamp’s version is compared to the look of the original game.  Jump to The Design Inspiration for the rest of the artworks.

[via Kotaku]



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