Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery Going Online April 25

Want to support autism research and own beautiful Nintendo artwork?

By Marc Deschamps. Posted 04/21/2014 17:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

Nintendo fans are passionate about what they love, and they have a knack for conveying that love in interesting ways. Take, for example, San Jose State University’s Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery. The Gallery is a collection of beautiful fan-made artwork that the university is auctioning off online for autism research. All proceeds will go directly to the Morgan Autism Center of San Jose. This is a wonderful cause, and Nintendojo is always happy to share stories like this with our readers. We’ve mirrored a few of the pieces from the auction below:

The artists are all students and alumni from San Jose State University. Each volunteer was assigned a random character from his or her favorite Nintendo game. While Nintendo’s most popular franchises are well represented, there are quite a few pieces based on more obscure games, as well. The concept for the gallery was inspired by another, similar charity event, 2013’s Rare Candy: Pokémon Charity Gallery. For those near the San Jose area, the gallery will hold an opening reception on April 25. If that isn’t enough Nintendo goodness, the musical group the Super Soul Bros. will perform live at the event, as well.

If these works look interesting, please take a look at the projects’ official website. This really is a wonderful cause to support, and you’ll find that there are many other gorgeous works on display. The auction begins on April 25 and lasts until May 16. Stay tuned to Nintendojo where we’ll have more information on the event over the next few weeks. In the meantime, let us know what you think of these works in the comments below!

2 Responses to “Press Start: Nintendo Charity Gallery Going Online April 25”

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    Toadlord says...

    Some of those pieces look amazing. No doubt they’ll raise some serious money with that talent.

    I love Nintendo alternative art, and I may even put in a bid or two on these.

  • 111 points
    roykoopa64 says...

    Absolutely amazing pieces. I’ll bid on some, but I wonder how high the prices will go (probably more than I can afford). So many pieces I’d love to have for my collection…

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