Bowser’s fiery brows. Samus’ green visor. Kirby’s rosy cheeks. Many of gaming’s beloved characters are so ingrained into our collective pop-cultural consciousness, it only takes the right combination of color and shape, just a hint of Master Chief’s helmet or Donkey Kong’s tie, to get the grey matter firing. A point proven by Infinite Continue’s “Videogame Minimalism” series, which reduces some of the medium’s most iconic figures to a few key shapes and colors without sacrificing recognition.
“It’s a testament to the details of these character designs,” writes the anonymous artist, “that they can be recognised when reduced to a few simple shapes and colours.”