Mike Wrobel’s 80s-90s-inspired series is amongst the most famous examples of Game of Thrones art. The artist’s note serves best as an explanation:
What would “Game of Thrones” have looked like if the action had been set in a contemporary period such as the 80s and 90s? What if swords, bows, spears and armors had been replaced with some NES guns, bats and tracksuits? This is a fun project I’ve been recently starting, imagining all the characters fighting for the throne in a 80/90s grunge/gangsta/hip-hop era.
Note: The above gallery comprises all the characters in Mike Wrobel’s series, and are taken from his Tumblr. Hover over an image for the character’s name, and click to enlarge.