Even if you’ve never picked up a Nintendo controller, you’ve probably heard of the company’s flagship character, Mario. So how did this plucky plumber get his looks?
Little was done by accident or on a whim. The mustache, the color of his overalls, and the white gloves all had practical purposes (note: video link). That Nintendo’s mascot was designed with care and foresight, is lovable, and is internationally famous contrasts very sharply with a certain other Mascot, who needs not be mentioned by name.