Will Poké-art be the next big thing?
Pokémon Fever has swept the nation and is set to take over the rest of the smartphone-laden world shortly. The all-to-addictive Pokémon GO is making its players search their cities by foot to find elusive, little creatures through an augmented reality system, then train the creatures to fight with other players for glory and bragging rights.
Pokémon has been around since the ‘90s, but its renewed popularity is explosive. People are so affected by the craze that some have been inspired to create art based on the game. In New Orleans, a Pikachu statue mysteriously popped up in a public park overnight. The residents enjoy it so much, the city decided to let it remain. Others are putting virtual ink to paper to express their feelings about Pokémon. James Coffron’s stellar artwork caught our eye, and we spoke to him about his fascination with the cute, little animals that don’t even exist.