I’m Eisen Bernardo, a graphic designer and children’s book illustrator based in the Philippines. My Mag + Art series is a collection of magazine cover and classical painting mashups. Famous paintings of artists like Boticelli, Ingres, Klimt and Picasso were overlain with iconic covers of popular magazines like Life, Time, Harper’s Bazaar and Rolling Stone to produce funny and interesting visual combos. This ongoing project on Tumblr is my way of giving homage to the magazines – as venue of human artistic expression and vehicle of popular culture.

More info: magplusart.tumblr.com

The Birth of Angelina

Angelina Jolie, Esquire July 2007 + The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

The Ryan of Man; Rihanna’s Mood

Ryan Gosling, GQ January 2011 + The Son of Man by René Magritte; Rihanna, GQ January 2010 + Humeur Nocturne by William-Adolphe Bouguereau

Saint Ali

Muhammad Ali, Esquire April 1968 + Altarpiece of St Sebastian by Master of the Holy Kinship (II)

Afghan Girl Wearing a Velvet Dress; Mark with a Pipe

Afghan Girl, National Geographic June 1985 + Self Portrait Wearing a Velvet Dress by Frida Kahlo; Mark Zuckerberg, Time December 2010 + Garçon à la Pipe by Pablo Picasso

Jennifer’s Destiny

Jennifer Lopez, Vogue April 2012 + Destiny by John William Waterhouse

Return of Gaga; Adam and Miranda

Lady GaGa, Rolling Stone June 2009 + Return of Spring by William Adolphe Bouguereau; Miranda Kerr, Rolling Stone July 2009 + Adam and Eve by Lucas Cranach the Elder

Warhol over Warhol

Andy Warhol, Esquire May 1969 + 32 Campbell’s Soup Cans by Andy Warhol

The Joy of Bathing; Marilyn as a Water Nymph

Janet Jackson, Rolling Stone September 1993 + Baigneuse by William Adolphe Bouguereau; Marilyn Monroe, Life Magazine April 1952 + Undine by John William Waterhouse

A Spanish Mermaid; Portrait of Anne

Penelope Cruz, W August 2008 + A Mermaid by John William Waterhouse; Anne Hathaway, Vogue December 2012 + Portrait of Mrs M by Tamara de Lempicka

Kate at a Bar

Kate Moss, W March 2012 + A Bar at the Folies-Bergère by Édouard Manet

Harper’s Gothic; Beyonce > Venus

Linda Evangelista, Harper’s Bazaar September 1992 + American Gothic by Grant DeVolson Wood; Beyonce, GQ February 2013 + Venus Anadyomène by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres