For this morning, you should bet yourself ready for bright contrasts and adventurous smiles. As somebody said about this company named Poked Studio, — ‘Your eyes will start to bleed! In a good sense.’ Unhealthy (also in a good sense) mix of anime and Super Mario Bros temporarily carries us a world of bright caramel like colors and creepily cute characters.
This crazy studio is residing in an island called Great Britain and they are engaged in a lot of stuff: from graphic, web and logo design to booklets and such. Poked Studio is another example of our new generation which grew up playing video games. Every work is like new level in a video game. Influence form such 8-bit or 16-bit games as PACMAN or Mario is very clear. Personally when I’m looking at these works, I start to hear minimal soundtrack of these games. Oh, those sentiments.
Of course, this is not the only studio doing this kind of illustration. Mushrooms, big eyes, bright colors, minimal and at the same time expressive characters are very popular nowadays. But I feel only joy, seeing characters that lived in 64×64 pixels square, resurrected in quality, full color and various interpretations. I also notice a trend of this kind of style in the streets. It looks like street art caught this cheerful infection as well.
More works here.