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Jonathan Koshi Gives Pop Culture Figures a Day of the Dead Makeover

I’ve always had a fascination with sugar skulls, so Jonathan Koshi’s artworks really caught my eye.

Jonathan Koshi is a talented artist who’s well-known for giving pop culture figures a Day of the Dead makeover. He has reworked some familiar faces into that of a sugar skull, which represents a departed soul. The black-and-white portraits of icons such as the LEGO man head, Ultraman and Felix the Cat feature elaborate details that stay true to the traditional designs with flowers and meticulously drawn-out patterns. I especially love the Mario piece in which he incorporates several objects from the game into the piece.

The mix of pop culture figures with the imagery of a traditional holiday makes Koshi’s work a welcoming piece.