This artist uses Photoshop to re-imagine your favourite celebrities as '80s and '90s stars

Courtesy of Future PunkKylie Jenner as Kelly Kapowski.

Future Punk, an artist who specialises in retro design, is using Photoshop to help us imagine what our favourite celebs in 2018 might look like if they were popular a couple decades ago.

Sometimes he uses generic photo shoots or ads from the ’80s and ’90s as a base. Our favourites, though, are when he combines ’90s icons with 2018 stars like Kylie Jenner and “Saved by the Bell” star Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

Keep scrolling to get a glimpse of what the stars of this day and age might have looked like 30 years ago.


Future Punk is sharing his creations on Instagram, including this one of Katy Perry in a vintage Versace campaign.

Courtesy of Future PunkKaty Perry in a Versace campaign.

This photo is taken from one of supermodel Linda Evangelista’s Versace campaigns from the 1991 collection.


He uses Photoshop to take the biggest celebs of 2018, like Childish Gambino, and transport them back a few decades.

Courtesy of Future PunkDonald Glover, a.k.a. Childish Gambino.

You can check out more of his work on Twitter, Instagram, or his website.


Sometimes he combines two famous faces, like when he merged Ed Sheeran and Kurt Cobain together.

Courtesy of Future PunkEd Sheeran as Kurt Cobain.

You can watch how he combines the two in this video.


Or he takes beloved characters from ’80s and ’90s shows, like Will from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” played by Will Smith, and mixes them with people like artist The Weeknd.

Courtesy of Future PunkThe Weeknd as the Fresh Prince.

Both are hip hop stars with iconic hairstyles.


And here’s Nicki Minaj as Hilary from “Fresh Prince,” a.k.a. Karyn Parsons.

Courtesy of Future PunkNicki Minaj as Hilary Banks/Karyn Parsons.

While some ’90s fashion remained in the era of its heyday, even “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” featured trends that could work today


Or he just uses popular ad campaigns from the past. Here’s Drake as a ’90s-era model.

Courtesy of Future PunkDrake.

Drake is responsible for proliferating trends of his own, like the term “YOLO.”


This is Taylor Swift as a model from an iconic Wrangler Jeans ad. He’s helpfully substituted “Bill” for Swift’s reported boyfriend, Joe Alwyn.

Courtesy of Future PunkSwift.

Take a look at the original ad from the ’80s. How do you think they compare?


Even though Future Punk hasn’t said this rendering of Justin Bieber is anyone specific, we can’t help but see Josh Brolin in “The Goonies.”

Courtesy of Future PunkBieber or Brolin?

Even Brolin knows how iconic this red bandanna look is.


It’s easy to spot Lil Wayne’s face tattoos anywhere, but he doesn’t look that out of place after a ’90s makeover.

Courtesy of Future PunkLil Wayne.

The flat top really ties this look together.


Merging Kylie Jenner with Kelly Kapowski (or Tiffani Amber Thiessen) makes perfect sense — they are each the biggest It Girl of her time.

Courtesy of Future PunkKylie Jenner as Kelly Kapowski/Tiffani Amber Thiessen.

Who do you want Future Punk to retro-fy next?

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