Pharapops: Pop Culture Icons As Pharaohs

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Paris-based illustrator Zaven Najjar has started an awesome project where he wonderfully mixes Superstardom and Egyptian art. Calling his project “Pharapops”, the French graphic artist gives your favorite pop culture icons hieroglyphic makeovers and gloriously presented as Pharaohs while still maintaining their most recognizable features like Mr. T’s mohawk or Mike Tyson;s boxing gloves.

Ancient Egypt has always been an interest of Zaven Najjar, and keeping a watchful eye on the past, he was able to find a connection with the modern zeitgeist. “I’ve always looked at the art and culture with admiration,” the French graphic illustrator said. “The idea of being a superstar is to write a mythology just like the Ancient Egyptian art does in a magnificent way.”

Watch two different worlds artfully collide as your favorite pop culture icons become glorious pharaohs. Here is a selection of Zaven Najjar’s Pharapops. Enjoy!

1. Alice in Wonderland X Pharapops

Alice in Wonderland X Pharapops


2. Audrey Hepburn x Pharapops

AudreyHepburn x Pharapops


3. Black Swan X Pharapops

Black Swan X Pharapops


4. Bruce Lee X Pharapops

BruceLee X Pharapops


5. Cat Woman X Pharapops

CatWoman X Pharapops


6. Chun Li X Pharapops

Chun Li X Pharapops


7. Cruella De Vil X Pharapops

Cruella De Vil X Pharapops


8. Daft Punk x Pharapops

DaftPunk x Pharapops


9. E.T. X Pharapops

E.T. X Pharapops


10. Freddie Mercury x Pharapops

FreddieMercury x Pharapops


 

11. Gizmo X Pharapops

Gizmo X Pharapops


12. Jessica Rabbit X Pharapops

Jessica Rabbit X Pharapops


13. Joker x Pharapops

Joker x Pharapops


14. Kanye West x Pharapops

KanyeWest x Pharapops


15. Karl Lagerfeld X Pharapops

KarlLagerfeld X Pharapops


16. Kill Bill X Pharapops

Kill Bill X Pharapops


17. Marilyn Monroe X Pharapops

Marilyn Monroe X Pharapops


18. Michael Jackson x Pharapops

MichaelJackson x Pharapops


19. Mike Tyson X Pharapops

MikeTyson X Pharapops


20. Minion X Pharapops

Minion X Pharapops


21. Mister T X Pharapops

Mister T X Pharapops


22. Muhammad Ali x Pharapops

Muhammad Ali x Pharapops


23. Nicki Minaj X Pharapops

NickiMinaj X Pharapops


24. Notorious BIG X Pharapops

NotoriousBIG X Pharapops


25. Pikachu X Pharapops

Pikachu X Pharapops


26. Prince X Pharapops

Prince X Pharapops


27. Princess Leia X Pharapops

PrincessLeia X Pharapops


28. Rick Ross X Pharapops

Rick Ross X Pharapops


29. Rihanna x Pharapops

Rihanna x Pharapops


30. Snoop Dog x Pharapops

SnoopDog x Pharapops

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