Easily one of the coolest pieces to hit our news box this week, The Pokémon Company has called on the immense talent of Japanese illustrator F*Kaori to design their latest Saiko Soda collection of merchandise and clothing. Spread out across 15 seriously 80’s inspired pieces, the collection comes at the perfect time, especially given the prolonged resurgence of interest in the design style of the past. With a special focus on both Pikachu and Eevee, let’s take a look at a few of the pieces from the collection below!
It’d be an understatement to say that I’m freaking out about how good this collection is; though I’m it wouldn’t hurt The Pokémon Company to put the designs on a t-shirt. Everything is as vibrant and colorful as it is true to the series — it’s almost impossible to find fault with each and every piece. The collection is set to release May 19 at Pokémon Center locations in Japan, and I’m sure it’ll be gone pretty quickly, especially with the arrival of Summer in Japan.
One of the most talented illustrators of her kind, F*Kaori flawlessly manages to bring the pop flair of 80s design into each modern piece she works with. With a recent collaboration with FLCL already out in the public, as well as numerous other collaborations in the past, you’re definitely going to want to keep your eyes on this creative.
If you’re interested in checking out the full collection, or even just want to find your nearest Pokémon Center, be sure to check out the official website.