Illustrator gives a dark twist to everyone’s favourite pop culture icons

French artist Pez is back with more mind-blowing graphite illustrations, this time centred on everyone’s favourite pop culture icons for his Distroy series. Adding his own personal touch, Pez brings the characters to life with a sinister and twisted vision. Rendering all sorts of characters from Mario to Krusty the Clown as evil versions, the illustrator’s work gives a glimpse of the their dark sides.

There is a strong graffiti theme across all of his works, whether it is SpongeBob Squarepants reimagined as a spray-canned street artist or Buzz Lightyear covered in tattoos. Playing around with pop culture, Pez offers a darker alternative that will undeniably still be eye-catching and recognisable in years to come.

Via Beautiful Decay