Munch's Scream gets a Pokémon twist

If you're familiar with the Pokémon games, you'll know that the capsule critters have been known to growl, roar and screech, but they haven't screamed before. All that's set to change with a limited edition set of trading cards that see a handful of Pokémon recreating the pose and painting techniques of Munch's famous picture of existential dread.

Released by the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum in collaboration with the Pokémon Company to tie in with a Munch retrospective, the set sees Pikachu, Psyduck, Eevee, Mimikyu and Rowlett turned into the stars of the expressionist painting. And it's good news for fans of the card game, because these artistic versions can be used in play – apparently causing a scream attack that will cause confusion.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.