david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop icons
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apr 04, 2014
david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop icons


david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
all images courtesy of david redon

 

 

 

 

french artist david redon has appropriated pop culture icons onto vintage american advertisements and wartime propaganda posters, thematically linking the aspects of their career onto each print. ‘ads libitum’ cleverly remixes famous singers and musicians onto boldly colored, bygone paper billboards, symbolic of a piece of american history. before digitally retouched and computer manipulated ads came onto the scene, hand-painted and drawn figures often featured throughout the scenes, to which redon adapts his style by adding today’s cultural icons in an illustrative way. an example includes kanye west, pasted on to the familiar ‘we can do it’ poster, produced by j. howard miller in 1943 as an inspirational image to boost female morale in the workplace. west, taking the place of ‘rosie the riveter’ says ‘stronger’, a title of one of his songs, which shrewdly relates the lyrics and their meaning to the ideas represented in the original print.

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kanye west appropriated onto the american wartime propaganda ‘we can do it’ poster

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
beyoncé featured on a vintage printe

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
daft punk is part of a casino poster which says ‘get lucky’

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
michael jackson says ‘beat it’ with an aerosol can

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
outkast ‘for your beauty bath’

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
major lazer’s ‘get free’

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
outkast says ‘hey ya’!

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
snoop poses in a ‘gin & juice’ ad

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
kurt kobain’s ‘smells like teen spirit’ features in a perfume ad

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop culture icons
aretha franklin poses in a cosmetic campaign, saying ‘you make me feel like a natural woman’

david redon remixes vintage american ads with pop icons
(left) jay z features in a dandruff ad which says ‘dirt off your shoulders’
(right) lana del rey is ‘young and beautiful’

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(left) the notorious B.I.G in an ad for ‘juicy’ pancakes
(right) amy winehouse goes ‘back to black’ in an ad for coffee

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