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Pokemon celebrates 20th anniversary with new world record

Published on: 22nd March 2016

A UK artist has created a Pikachu mosaic using 12,987 Pokémon trading cards.

pokemon480The Pokémon Company International has partnered with British artist Quentin Devine to create the world’s largest trading card mosaic, consisting of 12,987 individual Pokémon Trading Card Game cards. The massive work of art, measuring 71.54 square metres and hanging at over 10 metres tall and seven metres wide, was unveiled yesterday in Paris.

The finished mosaic, which secures a new world record, forms the image of Pokémon character Pikachu, using the original iconic pose drawn by Game Freak illustrator Ken Sugimori.

Anthony Cornish, marketing director for The Pokémon Company International, said: “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.”

Quentin Devine is an artist, animator and designer from Surrey, England. He has previously created a giant mosaic of the Mona Lisa constructed from fan self-portraits, as well as an image of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland using only penny coins. The mosaic of Pikachu is his biggest creation to date.

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