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This Artist Re-Imagined Super Mario As Famous Cultural Icons

Spoiler: Mario makes for a great Walter White.

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It's been 30 years since Super Mario Bros. was first introduced to the gaming world, revolutionizing the industry forever.


The game was first released in Japan for the Nintendo Entertainment System on September 13, 1985.

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the legendary gaming icon, artist Yusef Najafi has created the Tumblr page Super Mario Remix, where he re-imagines Mario as cultural icons from TV, movies, music, and art.

1. A '60s Beatle.


2. A Jean-Michel Basquiat art piece.

3. Heisenberg from Breaking Bad.

4. A bald-headed Walter White.

5. A pants-less Walter White with a full head of hair.


6. A Banksy art piece from his latest show "Dismaland."

7. Björk at the 73rd Academy Awards.

8. Cartman from South Park.

9. Artist Salvador Dali.


10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.

11. Artist Frida Kahlo.

12. Homer Simpson.

13. A 1970s Ivan Chermayeff poster.


14. The Statue of Liberty.

15. Madonna from her "Bedtime Story" music video.

16. A New York City subway map.

17. Mickey Mouse.


18. A Mike Perry illustration.

19. A Milton Glaser graphic design piece.

20. A moonwalking Michael Jackson.

21. Michael Jackson in "Thriller."


22. A Dutch Piet Mondrian painting.

23. The iconic 1985 Parental Advisory sticker.

24. A Paul Rand corporate logo design.

25. A Saul Bass title sequence.


26. Face-tattooed, ear-biting Mike Tyson

27. And finally, an Andy Warhol masterpiece.

For more, check out the Super Mario Remix Tumbr page. To see more of Yusef Najafi's artwork, check out his website.