The Pokémon Company International teamed up with Quentin Devine to help celebrate 20 years since Pokémon first launched in Japan.
That saw the British artist carefully create the world’s largest trading card mosaic, securing a new Guinness World Record in having used 12,987 Pokémon Trading Card Game cards.
Measuring a whopping 71.54 square metres and hanging at over 10 metres tall and 7 metres wide, it was revealed in Paris and takes the form of electric mouse Pikachu – recreating the original pose drawn by Game Freak illustrator Ken Sugimori.
“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,” commentes The Pokémon Company International marketing director Anthony Cornish.
Devine is known for having previously created a mosaic of the Mona Lisa made from fan self-portraits, and for using penny coins to make an image of Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. However, the Pikachu mosaic will long be remembered as a record-breaker.