The weekend is upon us, so it seems like as good a time as any to gaze upon some impressive Mario fan art, and these isometric collaborations certainly fit the bill. They're the work of more than a dozen like-minded artists that met on the Mario Fan Games Galaxy Forums, representing what seems to be the fruits of a fairly tortuous labour.

You can learn about how these projects came together, which is certainly an interesting read. It's simply a pleasure to look over the final results, below, and pick up the various references and different art styles; check them out and let us know what you think.