Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Mario's mad mushroom man

Have you ever wondered how all of the power-ups that dot the Mushroom Kingdom landscape got to be placed within question blocks?

Artist Dan Taub (aka 1oddgent) has, and the result of his daydreaming is the decidedly creepy t-shirt design seen below (and here).

If you're a daring sort, check out oneoddgentleman.com to take a closer look and this mad mushroom man's Pac-Man-like eyes razor-sharp teeth.

Sadly, the t-shirt Taub is wearing in the photo above isn't yet available via his etsy shop. If you're itching to buy something of his, though, may I suggest picking up one of his "Arsenal of Power-Ups" prints?

See also: More of 1oddgent's art


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Is there a mustache in his word bubble?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Ah, I was trying to figure out what that was! I mean, I saw the mustache, but I thought it was attached to what was supposed to be some sort of weird, minimalistic Mario. I think your idea -- that it's a word bubble filled with Mario's mustache -- is much more likely (and much more interesting, too).