What if the Mona Lisa got tired of her old silk robes and decided to trade them in for a trendy jumpsuit? That's exactly the kind of scenario Japanese graphic designer Shusaku Takaoka specialises in bringing to life, and he does it with pure wit.


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Takaoka is an expert at turning history into hipster. His works hilariously transform some of the classical art world's most iconic faces into modern city slickers, and we actually wouldn't be surprised if we saw any of these made-over canvas characters chilling on the subway, or strutting the latest trends on Broadway. But Takaoka didn't stop there - he's also reimagined them as movie stars, magazine covers, and even baristas.

These photo mashups could be meant to make a statement on the influence of antiquity on modern society - or they might just be totally for fun. We'll let you decide as you have a scroll through them below.

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Sue Z Q 1 month ago

Before the ear incident.

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Debra Sneed 1 month ago

This would be peak hipster XD

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Alyson Bell 1 month ago

"The girl with iphone7"

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bread 1 month ago

it looks so real.

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Emily Black 1 month ago

What even are her clothes? Woah.

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bread 1 month ago

She's like" bitch, you should run RIGHT FUCKIN NOW."

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Peter Parker 4 weeks ago

the girl on right is Putin?

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Debra Sneed 1 month ago

Bout to drop that gospel🔥🔥🔥

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Jeremie Guerra 1 month ago

I didn't know that Van Gogh had so many girlfriends :)

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bread 1 month ago

(plays x-files theme song)

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Jeeves 3 weeks ago

So drink.. Fiji

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Ella Nguyen 1 month ago

She looks like the one who would always spell your name wrong

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Jeeves 3 weeks ago

This ones so good!!

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