Mel Marcelo's Illustrations Pair Famous Faces and Vibrant Backdrops

By: Emily Evans - Published: Sep 5, 2011 • References: flickr & whitezine
When Californian illustrator Mel Marcelo combines his favorite passions of running, music and graphic design, the result is these fantastically sweaty celeb renditions. These colorful celebrity portraits showcase this talented artists love pop culture and the Hollywood star machine.

Whether it's the hilarious Seth Rogen, scandalous Material Girl Madonna, seductress Megan Fox, or always poised Barack Obama, Mel Marcelo makes sure to incorporate each of personalities of these famous faces into his portraits. If I were a celebrity, I'd love to work with this talented Californian illustrator.

Implications - Embracing celebrity culture proves, time and time again, to be a highly pleasing avenue for companies to explore. Consumers continue to enjoy any and all references to Hollywood culture within print advertisements, product designs and promotions -- especially those that portray celebrity's personalities like Mel Marcelo does within his illustrations. Stats for Sweaty Celeb Renditions Trending: Older & Average
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