Seeing as I've been actively on the lookout for amazing game-based art ever since I am 8-Bit
came and largely underwhelmed me, much of what I will likely be blogging about in the immediate future will consider the overlap between game culture and the art/DIY scenes.
While what Nerdcraft
does would technically count more as, well, craft
than art, you have to commend him for spinning the Paper Mario concept into a DIY reality.
What's more, with the greatness that is digital media and the internets, each of his creations is available for download in PDF format. All you have to do is print it out, spend a little time with scissors and adhesive, and you could forever have portions of Worlds 1-1 and 7-3 on display.
Notably though this is only one iteration of what is becoming a growing trend of videogame papercraft. Some other stellar examples:
Snake in a box
Katamari Damacy's Prince
Great Link models