Artist Paints Pop Culture Characters onto Thrifted Art

diy thrift store painting
(via Dave Pollot).

One’s trash is another’s treasure, and artist Dave Pollot demonstrates just how thrift store finds can receive a fresh breath of life with paint and humor. By repurposing thrifted paintings to include the likes of characters from the Mario franchise, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and more, Pollot paints touches of humor into otherwise run-of-the-mill thrift store art.

The Etsy artist’s thrift art series began as a joke. According to his shop page, a joke made in passing at a thrift store to paint monsters into old prints became reality.

Although Pollot initially only painted generic monsters and robots into his scenes, he then later began adding recognizable characters to parody popular culture. Armed with oil paints and his brushes, he re-creates landscapes and picturesque scenes to include Yoshi next to a mountain river, or the Kool Aid Man bursting through the walls of a red brick townhouse.

yoshi in realistic setting
(via Dave Pollot).

90s crossovers kool aid man
(via Dave Pollot).

With their roots in humor, these repurposed prints are also meant for enjoyment and laughter.

According to Pollot’s Etsy, his hope is to take old art finds full-circle, so that they may once again hang proudly on walls for the viewing pleasure of others.

star trek uss enterprise painting
(via Dave Pollot).

doctor who weeping angels fan art
(via Dave Pollot).

ghostbusters car painting fanart
(via Dave Pollot).

mario ghosts painting
(via Dave Pollot).

What would you paint onto a thrift store find? Comment below!

Roundup of 14 Adventure Time Crossovers


(Adventure time vs. Doctor Who via banana-karenina of deviantART).

Crossovers between television series are popping up all over the Internet, especially on content-aggregating websites, such as tumblr, deviantART, and more. Adventure Time is an animated television series on Cartoon Network. Created by Pendleton Ward, the cartoon is set in the Land of Ooo, part of Earth post apocalypse. It stars Finn, the last human on Earth; and Jake, a magic dog. The following are just 14 of the numerous crossovers all over the Internet, including Game of Thrones, My Neighbor Totoro, and Pokémon.


(Adventure Time vs. Batman via adventuretimefan of tumblr).


(Adventure Time vs. Peanuts via scottpatrick of tumblr).


(Adventure Time vs. Blue’s Clues via albadune of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. Game of Thrones via godfreyescota of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. Pokémon via mlvnsnmgl of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. Power Puff Girls via adventuretimefan of tumblr).


(Adventure Time vs. Super Mario Bros. 2 via destructoid).


(Adventure Time vs. My Little Pony via yamino of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. Ed, Edd n Eddy via sleepypancakey of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. Scooby Doo via anonymousparty of tumblr).


(Adventure Time’s Finn vs. The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack’s Flapjack vs. The Legend of Zelda’s Link via anokazue of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. My Neighbor Totoro via rismo of deviantART).


(Adventure Time vs. Tool Time via anonymousparty of tumblr).