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69 Pop Culture Portraits

From Criminalized Kids Characters to President Reviving Sculptures

— August 29, 2013 — Pop Culture
This collection of pop culture portraits features a variety of finds that focus on reinventing popular celebrity portraits in addition to other cultural phenomena and iconic artwork. Many pieces redo classic images like the Mona Lisa or Abe Lincoln in new and innovative methods, such as condiments, matches, bubble wrap and currency. Other pieces look at comic book characters and roles from television shows like Breaking Bad.

Another way to look at pop culture portraits in a new light is by combining elements in a mash up. This includes drawing the cast of various TV programs in a Simpsons-esque style or illustrating comedians like Amy Poehler in superhero costumes.

Some of these pieces also have a deeper meaning. For example, a series of portraits were redone in pink hues to raise questions surrounding masculinity in society.
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Morphing Musician Portraits
Morphing Musician Portraits
The 'Binary Prints' Series Radically Changes in the Dark
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Villainous Sodium Art
Villainous Sodium Art
This Joker Fan Art Uses Salt to Recreate the Notorious Batman Villain
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Political Caricature Sweets
Political Caricature Sweets
The Election Cookie Gift Box Reminds You Vote in November
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Paper Dot Celebrity Portraits
Paper Dot Celebrity Portraits
Nikki Douthwaite Pays Homage to Memorable Icons with Intricate Art
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Criminalized Kids Characters
Criminalized Kids Characters
Courtney Scharf Reveals Her Favorite Twists on Childhood Icons
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Superheroic Bullet Mosaics
Superheroic Bullet Mosaics
This Deadpool Portrait is Made of Tons of Bullet and Shotgun Casings
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Illustrated Celeb Portraits
Illustrated Celeb Portraits
Benjamin Grossblatt Depicts Caricatures of Famous People
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Cheesy Presidential Depictions
Cheesy Presidential Depictions
The Romney and Obama Cheetos Portraits Look Delicious (UPDATE)
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Sketched Sitcom Character Portraits
Sketched Sitcom Character Portraits
This Arrested Development Art Creates a Bluth Family Portrait
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Modernized Presidential Portraits
Modernized Presidential Portraits
Acrylicize's Portrait of President Van Buren is Tongue-in-Cheek
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Pig-Infused Vampire Portraits
Pig-Infused Vampire Portraits
These Paintings Depict the Twilight Stars with Pig Noses
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Sweet Celeb Candy Portraits
Sweet Celeb Candy Portraits
These Celebrity Portraits Are Made with Over 5,000 Candy Pieces
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Psychedelic Celeb Shrines
Psychedelic Celeb Shrines
This Madonna Portrait by Vedran Misic Tributes The Musical Icon
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Edible Iconic Portraits
Edible Iconic Portraits
These Iconic Portraits are Made with Edible Materials Like Gum and Milk
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Miniature Matchbook Illustrations (UPDATE)
Miniature Matchbook Illustrations (UPDATE)
Jason D'aquino Creates Small Drawings on Matchbooks
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Injected Bubble Wrap Paintings
Injected Bubble Wrap Paintings
Bradley Hart Creates Portraits by Injecting Bubble Wrap with Paint
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Pinned Fruit Portraits
Pinned Fruit Portraits
The Artist Honey Sweet-station Pieces Are Made with Bananas
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Cardboard Celebrity Portraits
Cardboard Celebrity Portraits
These Detailed Star Portraits Were Created Using Cardboard
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Aged Reality Star Portraits
Aged Reality Star Portraits
These Jersey Shore Tanning Photos Highlight the Risks of Overexposure
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Intricate Currency Collages (UPDATE)
Intricate Currency Collages (UPDATE)
The Incredible Money Collages from Mark Wagner are Priceless
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Drug Dealer-Inspired Newspaper Art
Drug Dealer-Inspired Newspaper Art
These Breaking Bad Portraits are Stunning Recycled Art Pieces
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Actor Character Mashup Art
Actor Character Mashup Art
This Art De[octs Bill Murray as Different Wes Anderson Characters
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Persona-Mocking Icon Portraits
Persona-Mocking Icon Portraits
These Pop Culture Photos Capture the Essence of the Exalted
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Controversial Princess Portraits
Controversial Princess Portraits
Kate Middleton's Official Portrait Released for the World to See
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President Reviving Sculptures
President Reviving Sculptures
The Uber-Realistic 'Portrait of Lincoln' Brings Lincoln Back to Life
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Melting Celebrity Portraits
Melting Celebrity Portraits
These Colorful Celebrity Pictures Depict Stars Melting
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Royal Birth Cartoon Mashups
Royal Birth Cartoon Mashups
This Lion King Royal Family Mashup Celebrates Royal Baby George
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Horrific Renaissance Painting Remixes
Horrific Renaissance Painting Remixes
This Mona Lisa Remix is a Scary Twist on the Iconic Portrait
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Fashionably Crowned Celeb Ads
Fashionably Crowned Celeb Ads
The Sunday Times Style Best Dressed List Campaign is Aristocratic
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Realistic Villain Portraits
Realistic Villain Portraits
These Illustrations Accurately Depict Villains from Bond Films
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Presidential Portrait Mashups
Presidential Portrait Mashups
Olivier Ratsi's Political Depictions Mix Up Past American Leaders
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Famous Prehistoric Portraits
Famous Prehistoric Portraits
Jon Stich Creates Crazy Cartoon Celebrity Dinosaurs
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Rapidograph Celebrity Portraits
Rapidograph Celebrity Portraits
Rik Reimert Creates Depictions of Stars with Tech Tools
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Murderess Starlet Portraits
Murderess Starlet Portraits
'Slaughterhouse Starlets' Turns Hollywood Darlings into Murderers
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Celebrity Feline Paintings
Celebrity Feline Paintings
Aja Immortalizes the Memes of Grumpy Cat and Lil Bub in Paintings
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Pop Art Revival Covers
Pop Art Revival Covers
The Scarlet Johansson Interview Russia Editorial is Marilyn-Inspired
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Drug Dealer-Inspired Art
Drug Dealer-Inspired Art
This Breaking Bad Art Boldly Depicts Walter White's Fall From Grace
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Sitcom-Inspired Portraits
Sitcom-Inspired Portraits
Jeff Mitchell's Arrested Development Art is Both a Satire and a Tribute
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Comedic Superhero Caricatures
Comedic Superhero Caricatures
Parks and Recreation Portray Superheroes in This Vicky Trochez Work
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Surreal Pop Culture Portraits
Surreal Pop Culture Portraits
Casey Weldon Turns Character Icons Into Surreal Pop Culture Art
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Crowd-Made Celeb Portraits
Crowd-Made Celeb Portraits
Syaiful A. Rachman Makes Pop Art Portraits Out of Chaotic Crowds
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Punky Superhero Portraits
Punky Superhero Portraits
Butcher Billy Transforms Rock Stars into Superheros
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Emoji-Injected Classical Paintings
Emoji-Injected Classical Paintings
The Emojinal Art Project Brings Humor to Traditional Artworks
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Fragmented Superhero Portraits
Fragmented Superhero Portraits
Samuel Bernard’s Series Distorts Comic Book Heroes
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Fashionably Painted Portraits
Fashionably Painted Portraits
Chidy Wayne Paints Famed Faces with Subtle Watercolors
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Emoticon Photo Apps
Emoticon Photo Apps
Turn Your Pictures into Quirky Mosaics with the Emojify Application
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Animated Celebrity Makeovers
Animated Celebrity Makeovers
Celebrities Get Run Through the iMadeFace App for a Cartoon Makeover
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Cartoon Medieval Mashups
Cartoon Medieval Mashups
These Illustrations Depict Game of Thrones Players as Simpsons Characters
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Chaotic Celebrity Scribbles
Chaotic Celebrity Scribbles
Vince Low Creates Hyperrealistic Celebrity Portraits from Scribbles
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Surreally Altered Sci-Fi Portraits
Surreally Altered Sci-Fi Portraits
Mark Bryan Transforms Iconic Paintings into Sci-Fi Paintings
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Distorted Facial Portraits (UPDATE)
Distorted Facial Portraits (UPDATE)
A Surreal Portraiture Series from Guim Tió Zarraluki
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Hexagonal Superhero Depictions
Hexagonal Superhero Depictions
These Geometric Illustrations by Simona Merlini
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Humanistic Superhero Portrayals
Humanistic Superhero Portrayals
Mike Jacobsen's Funny Superhero Artwork Captures Their Tan Lines
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Stunningly Realistic Paintings
Stunningly Realistic Paintings
These Portraits by Joongwon Jeong Will Have You Second Guessing
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Picasso-Style Superhero Portraits
Picasso-Style Superhero Portraits
This Picasso Pop Art by Mike Esparza Depicts Iconic Superheroes
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Splattered Celebrity Paintings
Splattered Celebrity Paintings
Patrice Murciano's Paint Splattered Celebrities Draw Attention
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Disproportionate Superhero Artwork
Disproportionate Superhero Artwork
Artist Patricio Betteo Interprets Superheroes in His Own Style
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Pop Culture Block Portraits
Pop Culture Block Portraits
Chris McVeigh Deftly Makes Cool Artwork Using Plastic LEGO Blocks
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Feminized Male Icon Portraits
Feminized Male Icon Portraits
Scheidly Uses Iconic Images to Examine Masculinity
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Smudgy Superhero Artwork
Smudgy Superhero Artwork
This Redesigned Superhero Art Depicts Famous Comic Book Characters
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Geometrically Constructed Superheros
Geometrically Constructed Superheros
These Images by Eric Dufresne Show Classic Comic Characters
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Celebrity Soldier Portraits (UPDATE)
Celebrity Soldier Portraits (UPDATE)
Replaceface Creates Funny Celebrity Portraits That Are Regal
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Intimate Celebrity Portraits
Intimate Celebrity Portraits
These Photographs by Andy Gotts Feature Well-Know Actors
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Splashed Superhero Paintings
Splashed Superhero Paintings
Artist Kacper Kiec Uses Paint Splotches to Create Superheroes
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Curvaceous Cartoon Superheroes
Curvaceous Cartoon Superheroes
These Disney Princess Superheroes are Killer Character Adaptions
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Violent Princess Street Art
Violent Princess Street Art
Herr Nilsson's 'Dark Princesses' Depicts Gun-Toting Disney Princesses
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Teen Princess Party Portraits
Teen Princess Party Portraits
See What a Disney Princess Prom Dress Would Look Like
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Inky Silhouetted Superhero Drawings
Inky Silhouetted Superhero Drawings
These Comic Book Hero Drawings Go Perfect in Any Room
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