‘80s Pop Culture Icons as McDonald’s Happy Meal Toys

McDonald’s launched the Happy Meal across the US in 1979, and it will forever feel very ‘80s. (Especially if you grew up in the 1980s.) Like so many ‘80s icons, the Happy Meal’s combination of tasty concept and slick packaging make it a design classic. The Toy Zone, a toy retailer, worked with CGI artist Jan Koudela to cook up imaginary Happy Meal toys and boxes in the style of our favorite and most iconic ‘80s screen heroes.

Top Gun

“Sometimes serving your country and quietly believing yourself to be “the best of the best” is not enough. Sometimes you want a trophy that says TOP GUN on it, too. When you’re casting that kind of arrogance, only one man will do: The Cruiser!” Continue reading »

The Colorful Conceptual & Pop 3D Artworks by Kota Yamaji

Kota Yamaji is a Japanese digital artist based in Tokyo. Fascinated by computer graphics and video editing, Kota creates his own pop and surreal world. Continue reading »

Artist Reimagines Disney Characters As Famous Classical Paintings And Pop Culture References

Many of us know the most popular classical paintings—well, at least what they look like. Sadly, fewer know the names of the paintings and of the painters who created them. With this in mind, this artist decided he would do something to make people more interested in classic art. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Hilarious Combinations Of Popular Characters In Iconic Scenes

Many fans get excited when movies or TV shows feature characters from different franchises or even universes. These mash-ups are intriguing: the characters interact with each other in really unique and interesting ways, the fandoms get to mingle, and many more plot possibilities open up. Continue reading »

Care Home Residents Recreate Popular Album Covers

Robert Speker – an activities coordinator at a care home called Sydmar Lodge in England – got creative to cheer up the residents, and came up with an entertaining idea of a photoshoot recreating classic album covers with Sydmar Lodge’s workers and residents. Continue reading »

“Wet Dreams”: The Superb Digital Artworks by XSULLO

XSULLO was formed in 2015 by Nick & his wife Gaby as a creative passion project. Since then the art duo has gathered an internet pressence on social media. Continue reading »

“PURE CHAOS”: The Superb Crypto Pop Artworks of Anna Louise Simpson

Anna Louise Simpson aka Miss AL Simpson, an artist based in Scotland, was making traditional collage art when one of the main crypto art platforms contacted her to see if she was interested in tokenizing her pieces. Continue reading »

Artist Mixes Up Paintings With Pop Culture, and It Makes Us Want to Look Twice

According to Ertan Atay: “There are collages in anachronism, neo dada and surrealist styles in my works. I can say the main theme is pop art collages. I like to bring different objects together. And I like to combine unexpected things with the simplest and humorous language by blending my work with both emotional and humorous language. I can say I’m happy as long as I create. Other than that, I love creating special feelings that bring people together. I am happy to make many people from different countries of feel the same thing.” Continue reading »

Artist Classified Pop Culture Characters By Species And Here Are What 11 Teams Look Like

According to Linda Bouderbala: “This is what inspired me to create this new series, in which I classify all these characters with their fellow creatures of the same species as if we were doing a big family photo. Here are my first teams, I hope you will like them!” Continue reading »

Pop Stars Get ‘Vaccinated’ In Photo Collages by Eisen Bernardo

Rihanna’s Loud

According to an artist: “This is to increase awareness and conversations regarding vaccination against Covid-19. I combined pop album/single covers with vaccination photos. The results are funny and tongue-in-cheek collages. Continue reading »

This Instagram Account Creates Sinister Parodies of Retro Pop-Culture Pictures

Instagram account BubblePunk alters vintage pop-culture pictures through the mighty Photoshop, adding the text in order to give them a different meaning with a comedic effect. Warning: not for the easily offended people! Everyone else: scroll down and laugh! Continue reading »

“False Gods”: The Superb Retro Aesthetic Artworks of Fârzad Borousan

Fârzad Borousan, known as VΞRTIGO; a young and talented Iranian digital collage artist who creates multi-dimensional comic-book inspired surrealist pop-art with a vintage sci-fi aesthetic. Continue reading »

“Unpopular Culture”: Artist ‘Uncovers’ The Disturbing Behind-The-Scenes Of Popular Characters

Pop culture is always changing and never stops evolving. There are different movies, music genres, songs, and characters that shape our culture and they change every year, if not every month. However, certain characters stay with us for a long time. Like Disney, Pokemon, Dragon Ball, and many others. Artist Alex Solis decided to take these well-known characters and add a weird and even disturbing twist to them. Continue reading »

An Artist Duo Creates Miniature Post-Apopcalyptic Sculptures

According to an artists: “We (Scapa and Joe) teamed up to make pop art of how the future could look due to climate change. We use as many recycled materials as possible, along with 3D designing and printing.”

New York, New York

Sea levels flooded NY. A survivor sails over a NY taxi, while a manta ray flies by a ‘Don’t Walk’ sign which lights up. The survivor has to wear a gas mask because of all the pollution we humans made. Continue reading »

“Rise and Shine”: The Superb Gloomy Pop-Art Illustrations of Bogdan Timchenko

There are no criteria for creativity, everything can be called art, declares Krasnoyarsk illustrator Bogdan Timchenko. Today he is a popular artist of both bright and gloomy pop-art sketches and posters. Continue reading »

Incredible Concept Art Of Our Favorite Pop Culture Characters And More By Michael Kutsche

Michael Kutsche (previously) is an exceptionally well-known and award-winning artist from Berlin, Germany that currently works in both traditional and digital media. Kutsche mainly focuses on character design and concept art. Continue reading »

Marcelo Ventura Reimagines The Concept of Pop Culture Characters in Dark-Style Illustrations

Many self-taught artists have no formal education but have extraordinary skills, talents, creative ideas, and artworks. One of them is like this artist, starting from a hobby and happy drawing, Marcelo Ventura, from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Continue reading »

Artist Illustrates How Our Favorite Characters Have Changed In Adorable Illustrations

LA-based artist Jeff Victor illustrates the evolution of iconic pop culture characters with an ‘adorkable’ twist. Today, he is back with a spin-off illustration series called Mini Evolution that shows our favorite characters before and after they went through a change. Whether it’s a secret superhero identity, character development, or different versions of the same character—you’ll surely enjoy a geeky recap of pop culture’s finest in Victor’s own cute style. Continue reading »

Artist Puts Together ‘Super Families’ From Our Favorite Characters

Harry Potter (Wizards Family)

French artist Andry “Shango” Rajoelina creates adorable illustrations of famous characters from pop culture as families. In the illustrations, ‘the parents’ are usually the leaders, the oldest or the wisest characters from the TV series, movies, video games or books. All the other characters are turned into children. Continue reading »

Artist Replaces Famous Parisian Monuments with Iconic Pop Culture Characters

French artist Benoit Lapray worked in collaboration with studio 95 Magenta and Emmanuelle Vonck Lugand to create this fantastic project that replaces famous Parisian monuments with iconic pop culture characters. Continue reading »

“Play With Your Food”: Pop Culture Icons Recreated With Sausages

BurpZine is an Instagram series created by pastry chef Erik Vernieuwe, in cooperation with photographer Kris De Smedt, in his spare time. The series is exactly what you think it is – sausages dressed as celebrities, art pieces, and cartoon characters. Continue reading »

“The Never Remembered”: The Superb Surreal Melted Portraits of Pop Icons by Anthony Rondinone

Homer Melt

Anthony Rondinone is an artist born and raised in the Bronx. He works with multiple different mediums two of the main ones being Oil and Ink. Continue reading »

Artist Creates Contemporary & Surreal Collages Mixing Aesthetic References

Douglas Hale‘s colourful collages intrigue with their mix of styles and symbolism. Using opposing references such as mythology, tribal imagery or the 80s aesthetic, Hale stages scenarios as beautiful as they are strange. Continue reading »

Artist Fuses Together The Most Beloved Cartoon Characters, And The Series Goes Viral

Dino Tomic (previously), who has become famous for his tattoos and pencil drawings, is continuing his mini-series of illustrations where he draws all kinds of popular characters, both fictional and real, in varying styles of animation that we all have come to recognize. Continue reading »

“Unnatural History”: Pop Culture Icons Undergo Taxonomic Studies With Vintage-Style Illustrations

Austin-based artist Chet Phillips offers a new spin on some of the most iconic movie characters of our time. In his latest artistic installment, the illustrator depicts pop culture icons as vintage, taxonomic pieces in his series entitled, “Unnatural History.” Continue reading »