Historic Icons Get a Hipster Makeover, Because The Internet Is Freaking Creepy

A Japanese graphic designer turned historical icons into modern day city slickers.

Posted on: May 02, 2017

Historic Icons Get a Hipster Makeover, Because The Internet Is Freaking Creepy

Imagine if historic icons like Van Gogh or the Mona Lisa were modern day hipsters? Well, a Japanese graphic designer named Shusaku Takaoka used his massive innovative creativity to transform the art world’s most iconic faces into hipsters. One look at these and you’ll be saying, “Congrats! You passed Photoshop 101”.

GOT MILK?

Got Milk? Zeotrobe

Vermeer’s Milkmaid seems to fit right in at this Starbucks. At least her wages there are a lot better than they would have been during the Renaissance.

THE SWAGGERIFIC MONA LISA

The Swaggerific Mona Lisa Live Internet

Notice how the Mona Lisa looks a bit like Cher here? But of course, Cher is loaded and wouldn’t be caught dead riding a subway. But we liked Mona’s hair though, and that see through dress that would give any Kardashian a run for their money.

LOVING A MASTERPIECE

Loving A Masterpiece Bored Panda

Uniqueness isn’t dead, and neither is romance. Looks like Van Gogh is putting the moves on the Mona Lisa. Is it odd that some claim that the Mona Lisa was Da Vinci’s attempt at drawing himself as a female? Kinky.

THE GIRL WHO WAITED

The Girl Who Waited Splentik

Sure, this guy’s in first line for the iPhone 5, but that poor woman’s been waiting for centuries. Doesn’t she deserve to go first? It’s amazing what a little Photoshop and some control+c and control+v can do.

C’MON, VOGUE!

C'mon, Vogue! Mpala

Oh, Vincent, you’re looking a little more like Vincent Cassel than Vincent Van Gogh. Now that’s what we call true art on the cover of a magazine!

BEFORE THE EAR INCIDENT

Before The Ear Incident Bored Panda

Oh, Van-God! Is that our eyes deceiving us or does Van Gogh look like a modernized hipster reinvention of James Dean?

YOU SHOULD HAVE RAN

You Should Have Ran Live Internet

Now it’s too late. Mona Lisa looks like freaking Uma Thurman in “Pulp Fiction”. We’re not really loving those bangs, but no way we’re telling her.

SEX AND THE CITY

Sex And The City Bored Panda

Looks like the Mona Lisa is going all Kristen Stewart and Alicia Cargile in modern times. Clearly Mona’s not that innocent anymore. But the girl on the right looks a bit like Russian president Putin.

MARIA’S RADIO

Maria's Radio Ensonhaber

Looks like the Virgin Mary’s about to drop that gospel. Go on, girl! Preach that hymn. Oh, if only, then people would be dropping into church like that scene in “Sister Act” when Whoopi made the nuns sing better.

VAN GOGH, THE PLAYER

Van Gogh, The Player Zeotrobe

Who knew that Van Gogh was so popular with women? Maybe that’s why he cut his ear off in the end? Too much noise. The poor man couldn’t hear himself think.