Video games, though a young art form, have reached the age where they kindle a sense of nostalgia for millions of people around the world. Painter and illustrator Astor Alexander is going all kinds of meta with this by producing video game-inspired pieces that mimic a number of other nostalgic art forms. Most notably, his art tips its hat to pulp novels and neoclassical painting. His work is a testament to the narrative power of illustrative style – plus, it’s just really rad.

Astor Alexander Reimagines Video Game Art in Different Styles
The Legend of Zelda

 

Astor Alexander Reimagines Video Game Art in Different Styles
Super Mario Bros.

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Astor Alexander Reimagines Video Game Art in Different Styles
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

 

Astor Alexander Reimagines Video Game Art in Different Styles
Bioshock: Burial At Sea

 

Astor Alexander Reimagines Video Game Art in Different Styles
The Witcher: Wild Hunt