Sunday, March 04, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Jesse Rubenfeld - Bringing The Death Star To Abbey Road

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Jesse Rubenfeld, an illustrator that's taken to re-rendering the work of the art history majors, albeit with a pop-culture twist. From the Mona Lisa as Wonder Woman to Plastic Man melted over a Salvador Dali landscape, the results are as well executed as they are creative...

Krypto is one of those creations I'm still 50/50 on. While I've always pictured him as more of a Labrador, Jesse really makes the  canine crusader's relationship with his soon-to-be man of steel master work nicely. As for Star Wars/ The Beatles Abbey Road, Leia gets Paul's spot? I always thought of McCartney as the Han of the group!

While Atlantic Gothic continues Jesse's painted masters/modern marvels parody stylings, you should click to enlarge the Shazam! image on the left. So many sweet details are hidden inside! From Tawney's Pie Co. to the name of the radio and the menu order spelling out the infamous acronym, it's a truly great effort all round!

Now that's the Titans! I dig how Beast Boy fits right in as the dog and Aqualad bites his lip to keep up with Robin and Kid Flash. Hardcase how in some of these instances, the pop culture characters suit the scene almost more than the ones they are homaging!

 What do you think?  Sound off below in the comments section or click here for more great Making A Markists. To see Jesse's retro based wonders and a whole lot more, visit his website after the jump.


  1. You know I woul LOVE the one with the Titans :)
    But I also love the those with Superboy, and Shazam. I'm all mommy today ^_^

  2. Ha and fair enough to Aliera. If it helps Im sure the person the Titans are running away from is Captain Boomerang!

  3. That was funny, but it is probably douche bag Dr. Light

  4. Pensol5:51 am

    I love this sort of thing. Creative in every sense of the word!

  5. Glad it was a hit with you too Pensol. Can you think of a modern hero famous art mash-up you would add? Black Canary and The Scream perhaps?