- Artist Future Punk Photoshops contemporary celebs into ’80s and ’90s get-ups.
- He gets inspiration not just from television but from famous, vintage ads as well.
- Everyone from Drake to Taylor Swift to Kylie Jenner has made the retro list.
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.
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.
Sometimes he combines two famous faces, like when he merged Ed Sheeran and Kurt Cobain together.
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.
Both are hip hop stars with iconic hairstyles.
And here’s Nicki Minaj as Hilary from “Fresh Prince,” a.k.a. 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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
Who do you want Future Punk to retro-fy next?
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