This Giant Pokémon Card Is Made Of Over 10,000 Smaller Cards

The Pokémon Company commissioned a Pokémon mosaic made out of 12,897 regular-sized trading cards.

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The Pokémon Company has had several fun and exciting events to celebrate Pokémon‘s 20 year anniversary. However, they may have just pulled their most audacious stunt yet.

The Pokémon Company has commissioned a Pokémon trading card mosaic made out of 12,897 regular-sized trading cards. The mosaic is the work of Surrey, England-based artist Quentin Devine. Quentin had previously made a mosaic of the Mona Lisa, using several hundred self portraits, and also a mosaic of the Queen of England, built using penny coins.

This Pokémon-themed trading card mosaic uses the original design of the card, featuring the artwork of Pokémon designer Ken Sugimori. The mosaic is 71.54 square meters in total,and hangs 10 meters tall and 7 meters wide. The mosaic is currently in exhibit in Paris, the inspiration for the Kalos region in Pokémon X and Y.

You can see more pictures of the mosaic below:

The Pokémon Company’s actions to celebrate this 20 year anniversary have been innumerable. They had a Super Bowl ad. They announced new games, Pokémon Sun and Moon, coming later this year. They announced the franchise had gone past 279 million units in lifetime sales. With partnership with Nintendo, they held a global Pokémon-themed Splatoon Splatfest and shared a new Super Mario Maker course featuring a costume of the original starter Pokémon.

You can learn more about how Nintendo and The Pokémon Company is celebrating 20 years of Pokémon here, and read Junichi Masuda and Tsunekazu Ishihara, the heads of Game Freak and The Pokémon Company respectively, reminisce about making the first games here.