These Olivia Barrett illustrations give a political twist to favored pop culture icons.
The artist works with screen printing, overlaying digital manipulation with hand-crafted ink illustrations. The result is an edgy mix of modern and retro. Barrett makes allusions to beloved icons such as Steve Jobs, The Beatles and Bill Murray. Each portrait takes on physical characteristics in an expressive means that communicates a deeper message. In 'The King is Dead,' Lebron James has been zombified after making famously poor decisions. Another gem is the 'What Does Marsellus Wallace Look Like?' The print features the character Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction in an intimidating glare.
The artist's site reads, "I'm a designer and illustrator living the dream in glorious Cleveland, Ohio." Evidently influenced by pop culture, Oliver Barrett fuels his obsession with these punchy print works.