To update [Wed 10th Aug, 2022 02:00 BST]: This special digital exhibition is now available. You can watch it from now until October 22. Details the life, history, and art of the series and includes commentary and insights from over 50 artists.
Original article [Sat 23rd Jul, 2022 03:45 BST]: One part of the Pokémon Trading Card Game that doesn’t always get the appreciation it deserves is the absolutely stunning artwork on each card. Different artists over the years have created many gorgeous and diverse images to keep each series fresh.
To celebrate all of these stunning works of art, The Pokémon Company has announced that it will be hosting a special online art exhibition from August 10 to October 22. You can enjoy it from the comfort of your home. It will include comments and ideas from 50 artists, including Megumi Mizutani and Akira Egawa.. Here’s the summary courtesy of PR:
“The exhibit features three distinct themes that fans can explore: Life, Story, and Artist. As the name implies, Life offers a look at Pokémon habitats and routines; Story follows the evolution of Pokémon TCG artwork since its inception in 1996. and Artist shows the different approaches artists take to capture a single Pokémon.
“Want a closer look at the artwork? Select the card you’re interested in to get a better look at details you may not have previously noticed. And to better understand what the artist was thinking when they created the card, the exhibit includes commentary from the creators who designed each piece on display. With 50 artists each commenting on one of their illustrations, it’s a unique and exciting opportunity to learn more about the talented minds behind the art. The exhibition includes pieces by artists such as Megumi Mizutani, Akira Egawa, and many more.”
In related news, the Pokémon Trading Card Live beta launched in select locations around the world earlier this week. This showcase announcement also follows The Pokémon Company looking for someone to archive the story. It seems that he was able to fill the position in the end.
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