The sign of a great character design is that, no matter how it’s rendered, it remains a recognizable icon. If you’re a fan of either Super Mario Bros or The Legend of Zelda, or just like looking at pretty artworks, here are two links you won’t want to miss. First up is a collection of 45 Unusual Stylish Super Mario Bros Artworks, with some really zany renditions of the brothers. Personally, we’re most fond of this contemporary cartoon look:

It's like, you can just totally imagine what they're thinking, right?

It's like, you can just totally imagine what they're thinking, right?

Next up is a collection of 30 Various Styles of The Legend of Zelda, with some really dynamic and inventive stuff. Some of it is pretty strange, like the one that attempts a realistic-looking human-style Link that ends up looking more like he’s going to suck your blood and turn into diamonds when exposed to direct sunlight.

This is our favorite rendition(s) of Link from the bunch, showing the many artstyles the series has gone through.

This is our favorite rendition(s) of Link from the bunch, showing the many artstyles the series has gone through.

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