This French Artist Turns Pop Culture Icons into Amusing Street Art

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 8, 2015
References: oakoak.fr & designtaxi
OakOak is a French artist who has been inserting pop culture icons into the urban environment as a means of creating amusing street art. The cheeky artist is previously known for his humorous graffiti series featuring cartoon characters such as Homer Simpson and Snoopy. His latest series includes a more diverse range of recognizable pop culture icons.

By expertly using existing city infrastructure and elements of nature, OakOak manages to design creative pop culture scenes. For example, he uses protruding yellow pipes to pay homage to 'The Beatles’ classic song, 'Yellow Submarine.' He also uses broken sidewalk curbs as a way of creating a playful scene with the Incredible Hulk.

The amusing street art demonstrates how our urban environment can serve as a blank canvas for unbridled creativity.