Tom Ward's Series Imagines Classic Movie Characters in 2016

By: Joey Haar - Aug 4, 2016
References: tomwardstudio & mashable
Nostalgic 80s movie fans will either love or be totally disheartened by these movie illustrations by Tom Ward, a UK-based designer. The series puts a twist on beloved characters from some of the 80s biggest hits and cult classics by reimagining them in very 21st century situations.

Some of the movie illustrations directly reference scenes from the films they parody, such as Elliot carrying E.T. (from the eponymous film) around in a cart on the front of a segway or Marty McFly from 'Back to the Future' tentatively riding a hoverboard while Doc Brown looks on in amazement. Others simply play off the traits of the characters, like He-Man bench-pressing at the gym or Dr. Venkman from 'Ghostbusters' "capturing" Slimer via a selfie.

Tom Ward's movie illustrations show a nostalgia for a bygone era while also subtly teasing some of the tropes of the present day.