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What if Game of Thrones took place in the 80s and 90s? Would Joffrey be as brutal? Jon Snow as cool? Jaime as cunning?
Tokyo-based French graphic designer Mike Wrobel is tackling that question with an art series transporting the characters from Westeros to the late 20th Century.
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“I grew up with Fresh Prince, Saved by the Bell, The X-Files. I was listening to Nirvana and Pearl Jam,” Wrobel tells The Hollywood Reporter. “So I just thought it would be funny to imagine what a fantasy show like Game of Thrones would look like in a contemporary period, to appropriate the characters and turn them into something quirky that reflected their personalities.”
On Joffrey’s look, Wrobel says: “I focused a lot on making him still look like a douchebag. … People love to hate him!”
For Jaime, Wrobel gave him the Miami Vice treatment. “He’s a snobbish, arrogant, playboy. He had to wear this cool retro suit.”
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Since baby dragons were in short supply in the 80s and 90s, Daenerys received some ferrets as a stand-in for her beloved pets.
On Jon Snow Wrobel says: “It was immediately obvious for me he would have this grunge look.”
He describes Arya as being a “tomboy with a style straight out of Saved by the Bell.”
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Since Brienne favors armor, Wrobel figured football pads would be the modern day equivalent for the lady knight.
For more art from Wrobel visit his website here.
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