Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with 457,476 inspiring examples.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,229 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,903 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Consumer Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 1,229 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join 321,903 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Trend Reports
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Articles & Magazine
Get inspired with our 4,202 innovation strategy articles, keynote, videos and innovation tools.
Innovation Awards
Trend Hunter’s Innovation Strategy Awards recognize the best innovation tactics gathered from our interviews with some of the world's most notable business leaders, authors and change makers.
Advisory & Services
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Innovation Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
FuturistU
Prepare for the years ahead with 100+ lessons, tactics, tools and frameworks with our full learning database.
Innovation Books
Join 20,000,000 people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling books and keynote videos.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event or virtual event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Speakers & Virtual Presenters
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Custom Masterclasses
Join the world's leading brands who leverage our custom programs to accelerate innovation.
FuturistU 5-Day Program
Become a Futurist with our immersive 5-Day program at Future Festival World Summit.
Online eLearning
Learn the fundamentals of futurism and trends with 100+ online courses about innovation.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
Follow-Us
Join our 3,500,000 social media followers, on the cutting edge.
How to Hunt
Learn more about how to hunt megatrends, ideas, patterns and opportunity.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
Innovation Events
Join the world's top innovators at our in person events.
Free Webinars
Learn to innovate through chaos, navigate the new normal and maintain work culture from home.
Custom Training & Events
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team or co-hosted custom event.
Search our database of 457,476 cutting edge ideas.

Celebrity Parody Illustrations

David MacDowell Creates Entertainment Mocking Art

— August 6, 2011 — Pop Culture
Looking through David MacDowell's selected portfolio is like taking a portal into an alternative, animated, celebrity-mocking planet that connects some of pop culture's most disparate (and finest) moments.

David MacDowell is a self-taught Chesapeake, Virginia-based artist who specializes in pop surrealism and low-brow art. David MacDowell's unique blend of pop culture criticism and well-detailed acrylic art has helped him gain an international reputation as one of the art world's most unique talents. His work carries a searing sense of humor and a distinctive aesthetic -- his images are brash, colorful, and instantly recognizable.

David MacDowell has had his artwork exhibited at galleries around the world, including the United Kingdom and the US. He has also been commissioned to complete projects for major corporate clients like Random House and Warner Bros.

My favorite David MacDowell illustration is a tie between the Tupac/Biggie 'Angels Pouring Out a 40' illustration and the 'Many Faces of Samuel L. Jackson' one, both are highly detailed, accurate, and nostalgic. A win, win, win.
Trend Themes
1. Pop Surrealism Art - The trend of pop surrealism art that combines pop culture and low-brow art could disrupt the traditional art industry by bringing in fresh and unique perspectives.
2. Celebrity Parody Art - The trend of creating celebrity parody illustrations provides opportunities for e-commerce businesses to create and sell merchandise featuring popular illustrations.
3. Alternative Pop Culture Art - The trend of alternative pop culture art that brings together seemingly disparate cultural icons could create opportunities for collaborations between artists and brands seeking to connect with younger audiences.
Industry Implications
1. Art - The art industry could benefit from incorporating more pop culture and low-brow art to attract a younger demographic.
2. E-commerce - E-commerce businesses specializing in merchandise could capitalize on the popularity of celebrity parody illustrations by collaborating with artists to create unique products.
3. Advertising and Marketing - Advertising and marketing firms could seek out alternative pop culture artists to collaborate on campaigns aimed at reaching younger audiences with a fresh and unique aesthetic.
3.9
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness