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This Andy Alcala Diggin' FaceArtists Collection Brings Paintings to Life

 - Jul 4, 2011
References: sweet-station & visualnews
Putting a name to a face has the potential to be an intimidating process, but this Andy Alcala 'Diggin' FaceArtists' collection makes identifying fun and fascinating. The artist takes classic paintings by famous artists and redo them to fit on a young boy's face.

The result is stunning, as placing well-known artwork on a human face adds an entirely different 3D dimension to the designs. One can even make a game out of the art of trying to name the artist and year of each replica. Famous names include Van Gogh, Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol.

Implications - Employing famous paintings and re-appropriating them to human faces reinvents retro with an alternative perspective. Using timeless, familiar artifacts such as paintings or historical events and fusing them with products is a great way to boost a commodities marketing power and consumer appeal.