French Artist Commissioned to Create Mario-Style Map of Tampa Bay
Lazare Viennot is a French artist who was recently given the task of creating a map of Tampa Bay for a client that looks like it came straight out Super Mario World and it’s perfect. The few landmarks that you’ll notice is that Fort DeSoto State Park is a Bowser castle, which is pretty spot on. There’s even a huge tower where MacDill Airforce Base is located.
Inside of a Reddit post, Viennot wanted to make it clear that he is not from the Tampa Bay area, and just did the best he could do with all the information he was given. “I… Honestly do not know those places!” Viennot explained in the thread. “My client gave me a small rundown of the places he wanted to see in the map but I’m not from there, so it’s very possible that I forgot a lot of things.”
This map is an excellent representation and it’s available to buyers on Redbubble, which gives you the options to get it printed as a t-shirt, phone case, throw pillow, a mug, or whatever you want. You can also follow Viennot on his Instagram.
Viennot also did Super Mario renditions of France and Italy as well, which are just as cool!