Funny how things come and go, it only seems like yesterday (sort of) that Pokemon was a cultural ubiquity, splashed around the world like a bright yellow pox (depending on your age and point of view of course), but while the news bulletins and zeitgeist moved on, Pokemon has kept raking in the dollars. So it’s nice to see some of that profit clawed back into an interesting and visually diverting project in collaboration with the venerable Vice, to launch the new Nintendo DS Pokemon game. What’s nice and different about this collaboration is that the source material is totally off the wall itself. So for an illustrator, it presents a real challenge to re-interpret and remix the Pokemon world. Some go with the hyper graphic, some go with a softer, more dreamlike interpretation of the Pokemon world, but whatever route they take, it’s agreat little collaboration. I’ve selected a few of my favourites, but it’s well worth a look at the whole collection here. Or if you want to see the whole collection in the flesh, then get your ass down to the Blackall Studios from 24th – 31st March.