Cartoon x Pop by Zhi-Yun Zhang

Creative Pick of the Week: Artist Zhi-Yun Zhang Turns Pop Stars into Cartoon Favorites

Cartoon x Pop by Zhi-Yun Zhang

Cartoon x Pop by Zhi-Yun Zhang

German artist/graphic designer Zhi-Yun Zhang morphs some of today’s most prominent rappers, pop stars, and singers into our favorite cartoon characters.

In an interview with Noisey, Zhang talks about how the fun project came about:

“When I was surfing on the internet, I saw a lot of different kind of fan art and abstractions of celebrities and cartoons. That inspired me and I thought, I’ve never done a series like this by myself. So I just decided to do it.”

“I take cartoons and musicians because they are both aspects which accompany me in my life. At first, I noticed that Milhouse of the Simpsons had a similarity with Drakes Childhood Pictures from his Instagram. That was the first one I did.”

Shortly after publishing most of the illustrations late last year, Zhang teamed up with French clothing label POKAY for a Rick Ross/Patrick sweatshirt, available for purchase here.

[Pat]Rick Ross Sweatshirt

[Pat]Rick Ross Sweatshirt

Check out more of the artwork below, and keep up with Zhang on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.