Pop Culture Icons Invade Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Painting In Adorable Series – Design You Trust

Pop Culture Icons Invade Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ Painting In Adorable Series

One accident inspired painter Aja Kusick to create a wonderful series that mashes up pop culture elements with expressive van Gogh’s style.

Snoopy and Charlie

Everything started when an education blog mistakenly shared Aja’s painting of the Eiffel Tower as Van Gogh’s. However, the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889 and Van Gogh died in 1890, having spent his last years in the south of France, so it’s very unlikely that he even saw the iconic tower.

More info: Etsy (h/t: boredpanda, designtaxi)

Kusick decided to take this further and have fun out of the situation; she asked herself “What else did Van Gogh not see?” Thus, the “Van Gogh Never” series was born. From Snoopy, relaxing under the swirling sky to an even more colorful and vibrant Super Mario world.


Peanuts Charlie Brow

Family Guy

Hollywood Sign

Legend of Zelda



Back to the Future

Fight Club

Winnie the Pooh and Piglet


Lion King

Wile E. Coyote, The Looney Tunes

Las Vegas

Pinky and the Brain

Spirited Away

Mount Fuji

Grumpy Cat

Beavis and Butthead

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