The best of Mike Wrobel's amazing and hilarious re-imaginings of "Game of Thrones" characters as normal folks from the '80s and '90s. The Tokyo-based designer and artist is the man behind Moshi Studios and the Moshi-Kun Tumblr, home of some of the most creative and beautiful fan art on the whole Internet. Check out the Moshi-Kun Society6 store for high quality prints, shirts, iPhone cases, mugs, and more featuring characters from "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "The Walking Dead," and tons of other shows and movies that you love.
Wrobel debuted his cross-generational GoT artwork in 2013 after the infamous "Red Wedding" episode. He described the project on the Moshi-Kun Tumblr: "What 'Game of Thrones' would have looked like if the action had been set in a contemporary period such as the 80s and 90s? What if swords, bows, spears and armors had been replaced with some NES guns, bats and tracksuits? This is a fun project i ve been recently starting, imagining all the characters fighting for the throne in a 80/90s grunge/gangsta/hip-hop era."
When the first images of garage grunge Jon Snow and white thug Joffrey Baratheon went viral across Facebook, reddit, and other blogs, Wrobel got to work on many other characters. In 2013, he told WIRED magazine that unlike previous fan art projects that included many characters together (like the cast of "The X-Files," for example), in this one, each character was on his own. It was "important to focus on each character separately and catch their personality... Portraying them individually allowed me to create different atmospheres: each character has his/her own ambiance."Which is your favorite? Weird exotic-pet Daenerys? Noble jock Robb Stark? "What's with the life preserver?" Theon Greyjoy? Vote up the ones that most accurately represent the characters as they probably would have dressed in the Golden Age of terrible fashion. Vote up all of them. They're all incredible.