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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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

Nice couple ^^

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Sue Z Q 2 years ago

Before the ear incident.

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Blue wolf 2 years ago

Starbucks :D

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Alyson Bell 2 years ago

"The girl with iphone7"

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bread 2 years ago

it looks so real.

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Emily Black 2 years ago

What even are her clothes? Woah.

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bread 2 years ago

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

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Caitlyn McCracken 2 years ago

Voghue

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Peter Parker 2 years ago

the girl on right is Putin?

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Cheryl Birkhimer 2 years ago

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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Jeremie Guerra 2 years ago

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

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bread 2 years ago

(plays x-files theme song)

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Debbie Robbins 2 years ago

I like this one

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Jeeves 2 years ago

So drink.. Fiji

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Ella Nguyen 2 years ago

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

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Jeeves 2 years ago

This ones so good!!

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