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.

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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bread
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Cheryl Birkhimer
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Guess this is the way I hold it. Vincent never mentioned any of this.he just told me to sing. I'm so nervous.

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Ella Nguyen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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