Because everything is getting reimagined these days (Disney Princesses, mostly), why not do the same for everyone's favorite plumber that never did much plumbing?
Mashable recently published these works by a superbly talented artist by the name of Bob Al-Greene. He depicts the iconic characters - his way of granting them a 30th birthday present - as what they would look like were they real-life people living amongst us in today's society. Honestly, I love the new looks. Well, most of them. Peach's hair doesn't really do it for me, though.
It's-a me, Mario. You got a problem with that?
Character: Super Mario
New Name: Martin
Attitude: Street Wise
New Catchphrase: "You got something to say to me? I didn't think so."
Learn to live and love, art is everything...
New Name: Louie
Attitude: Super Casual
New Catchphrase: "You guys want to chill later? Text me. It's cool."
This is how it's going to play out, you understand me?
New Name: Brad
New Catchphrase: "Come at me, bro."
You don't like me? Let me point you in the direction of I don't care.
New Name: Penny
Attitude: Punk Chic
New Catchphrase: "Your face is making that noise again, tell it to stop."
That's right, I come prepared.
Character: Flower Power Mario
New Catchphrase: "This is our town and we don't want you in it no more."