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Pokemon and Typography

I know many people have fond childhood memories of Pokemon.  I know I do.  Additionally, I am a sucker for typography.  I really love looking at type, and I really enjoy seeing slick designs when other people create them with typography.  The other day, I was looking through a video game blog called Kotaku, and I stumbled upon this interesting image:

I think that the type placement in this image is excellent.  The pokeball (for those of you who don’t know, it is the ball that is made of the red color in the image) is filled with type that flows well around it and fills it evenly.  I also think that the texture used for the white background fits well with the aesthetic of the entire image.

Does anybody else like this piece, or this style of typography?