File this under when art directors get bored and it’s awesome.
The Russian-born Germany-based designer and illustrator currently works as the Art Director of Parasol Island in Dusseldorf while finding the time to freelance on projects like “Domo Arigato.” Meaning “thank you very much” in Japanese, the online exhibition is inspired by Mago’s love for Japanese anime figures and his passion for fashion luxury brands. The series features detailed reworkings of Astro Boy, Mega Man, Sailor Moon, Son Goku, Hello Kitty, Totoro, Super Sonic, Doraemon and Pokemon with visual aesthetics borrowed from brands including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Martin Margiela, Gucci, YSL and even Stussy.
Is it me or did these remind you of Metal Mario from Mario 64? Anyway, I wouldn’t mind seeing these on t-shirts…