What happens when you recruit 151 artists to create artistic renditions of the first 151 Pokémon for one single collection? The result is a smorgasbord of talent corralled into a great Pokémon exhibition called Rare Candy.
The Rare Candy art gallery was formulated by San Jose University students, Peter Le and Amy Kim, as a fun idea to celebrate a franchise that many of their friends had grown up watching on television. However, the interest in the project was so great that the duo decided to make the event for a good cause.
The Rare Candy Pokémon Art Auction for Charity contains 151 unique art pieces with each piece modelled after one of the original 151 Pokémon. Artists were given the freedom to interpret their randomly assigned Pokémon in any way they wished. All proceeds gained from the auction process will be donated to Canines for Disabled Kids, a non-profit organisation that aims to enhance the lives of deaf and physically disabled children with trained service dogs.
There is no denying that the staff at Vamers really like Pokémon. From writing about unique Pokémon valentine’s day gifts to yearning for a live-action Pokémon movie, we always appear to have Pokémon on the brain. This time it is for a good cause and we simply could not resist sharing it with all of you (I mean, what is better than using Pokémon for charity?).
A few images from the Rare Candy exhibition are included below. The full exhibition, including the possibility to bid for each artwork, can be viewed here.
[Sources: Rare Candy Auction]
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