British Artist Quentin Devine Creates a Gigantic Pikachu Pokémon Card

The Pokémon Company announced on Monday that British artist Quentin Devine has created the “world’s largest trading card mosaic.”

Irish-born Devine, who resides in Surrey, England, used 12,987 individual cards from the Pokémon Trading Card Game series to build his work of art, measuring in at 71.54 square meters and hanging at over ten meters tall and seven meters wide.

Devine’s mosaic features the image of none other than Pokémon’s iconic mascot, Pikachu, with it being unveiled today in Paris, France.

According to The Pokémon Company’s press release, the Pikachu mosaic has the “iconic pose drawn by Game Freak illustrator Ken Sugimori.”

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Quentin Devine posing in front of his Pikachu mosaic with Yuji Kitano and Atsushi Nagashima.

“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,” says Anthony Cornish, marketing director at The Pokémon Company.

Having created several successful projects in the past, including a mosaic of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II using pennies, Quentin Devine also works as an animator and designer.

Last month marked the twentieth anniversary since Pokémon Red and Green’s release on Nintendo’s Game Boy in 1996.

As part of the Pokémon-filled celebrations, Nintendo released the three original Game Boy titles — Red, Blue and Yellow — on the Nintendo 3DS’ eShop in February.

The Pokémon Company also announced at last month’s Nintendo Direct that two brand-new installments in the Pokémon series — Sun and Moon — are currently in development for Nintendo 3DS.

It’s been confirmed that both titles will be available worldwide in nine languages, with a holiday 2016 release window announced.

For more on the beloved Pokémon franchise, why not find out what Hardcore Gamer’s staff chose as their all-time favorites from the series?

Oh, and be sure to also check out these images of Devine’s Pikachu mosaic below: