Jonathan Ball’s Shrooms

Posted on December 5, 2008 Under Art

The mushrooms in Super Mario worked great for getting bigger and scoring extra lives, but we’re well past our 8-bit years and by now, those fungi are a little stale. So Jonathan Ball, a Welsh illustrator and graphic designer who still waxes nostalgic for those good ol’ days of gaming, designed a 3-D illustrated print featuring a new line of nine power-up mushrooms using Blender and Photoshop. The different species of mycelium deliver a wide range of effects, from the powerful (instant death, poison) to the not so intense (confusion and anger, and of course, growth.)