Weekly Inspiration : taken identities

Alex Gross hijacks old portraits from the 1870s then turns them into collectible cards of super heroes and notable pop culture icons.

Here's a sample:

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Be sure to check out more in his series here:
 
The word doppelgänger is German for "double walker" and is used to describe the sensation of having glimpsed oneself in peripheral vision, in a position where there is no chance that it could have been a reflection.

Gross' work plays to this paradox and displays his creativity and subtle humor in mashing up identities.

I'm inspired.
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