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Tom Whalen Reinvents Vintage Cartoons as Modern Promos

By: Jason Soy - Published: Nov 9, 2011 • References: strongstuff.deviantart and lacarpa.tumblr
There's something timeless about the cartoons produced during the 1900s and Tom Whalen's creative re-imaginings of those characters are simultaneously vintage and contemporary. Revisiting classics such as Mickey Mouse, Charlie Brown, Pinocchio and even Betelguese, Whalen is introducing these beloved creations to a new generation of children while simultaneously pleasing those old enough to reminisce about these 'toons.

Tom Whalen primarily illustrates these sleek and pristine images using vector graphics in programs such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator, but there's still a distinct handcrafted quality to them. This allows viewers to more readily empathize with his work as opposed to most modern computer-generated pictures, which feel sterile by comparison.

If you have the time, be sure to sift through Tom Whalen's deviantART portfolio and prepare to overdose on nostalgia.