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MetaMephisto Depicts Pop Culture Figures as Ghoulish Ghosts

 - Apr 6, 2012
References: metamephisto.deviantart & blog.thaeger
If Marilyn Monroe actually looked anything like this MetaMephisto illustration, she would have populated people’s nightmares rather than be the subject of men’s dreams. But that’s what makes MetaMephisto’s work so cool; he takes pop culture figures and re-imagines them with ghoulish cartoon faces. The results are simultaneously bizarre, hilarious and impressive as MetaMephisto has developed a visual style that’s distinct to him and him alone.

MetaMephisto resides in Heidelberg, Germany and his personal philosophy for art is "malice, kitsch and gloom." He renders his images digitally, though his street art-style pen and brush strokes are ever present in his final products. Some of the other famous faces he’s given the ghost treatment to are Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Hello Kitty and even the Ghostbusters logo.