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Like our ability to comprehend words where only the first and last letter are correctly in place (It is sgnifciatnly esiear than one wulod tinhk), it's surprising how easily our brains can identify these iconic Street Fighter characters in their ultimate abstract form.
Artist and blogger InfiniteContinues recently debuted the above image, inspired by Bauhaus and De Stijl era designs and the simple presentation of early Atari and Intellivision games.
Infinite Continues previously garnered attention for his similar studies in video-game minimalism – using only the most primitive shapes and colors of industry-staple characters to prove just how recognizable they are. Check out his Flickr stream to see the entire set.
How long did it take you to identify the characters above?
[Thanks to Tony Goff for the tip!]