PAC-FADO
In celebration of PAC-MAN’s 41st birthday, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment partnered with Genies Asia to bring iconic visuals from the game’s heritage onto the new-age virtual world through a limited edition avatar wearable NFT drop. The collection merges the classic PAC-MAN look with new stylized takes from renowned artists in the digital space, including Baugasm, Cory Van Lew, Gabriel “GG” Gimenez, NFN Kalyan, Renderfruit, and Defaced Studio.   
Over the years Gabriel has developed his main character, Fado, to become his own visual language. The character often communicates personal experiences and highlights icons of popular culture. PAC-FADO is a piece that draws direct inspiration from the original imagery and characters of the PAC-MAN video game as a way of honoring the immense influence that the brand has all around the world. The Genies’ helmet became the perfect canvas to carry out this narrative. Being able to utilize the back of the helmet to display the face of Fado while still keeping the original face of PAC-MAN, gives the piece a sense of union between these two characters.
The collection released on the NFT platform Open Sea on May 20th, 2021.