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Iri5's 'Ghost in the Machine' Series Depicts Famous Media Icons

 - Mar 23, 2009   Updated: Apr 1 2011
References: flickr & neatorama
'Ghost in the Machine' is an incredible Flickr set from user Iri5, who has used cassette tapes and film reels to create haunting portraits of famous media icons.

The gallery above is kicked off with Jimi Hendrix; Jim Morrison, Ian Brown and Marilyn Monroe are also honored in Iri5's 'Ghost in the Machine' series.

Implications - Artwork like this captivates people because unexpected materials have been used to evoke culturally familiar imagery. Advertisers could definitely take advantage of ideas like this when they are hungry for a way to reach audiences. There is definitely something to be said for defying expectation, and upcycled art definitely falls in that category for sure.