13,000-Card Pikachu Mosaic Sets World Record

A 12,987-card mosaic of Pikachu from Boundaries Crossed that was exhibited today in Paris has set the world record for the largest trading card game mosaic according to an announcement by Pokemon. It was not mentioned which company had certified the feat as a world record (such as Guiness), but I guess we’ll just take Pokemon’s word for it! :p

Children_in_front_of_the_record_breaking_mosaicLondon, United Kingdom, 21 March 2016 – The 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 7 metres wide, was unveiled today in Paris.

The finished mosaic, which secures a new world record, forms the image of beloved 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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