French Designer Edits Celebrities Into Vintage Ads, With Oddly Fascinating Results

Highlights the transition of artists to brands

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The only thing as hot as making old stuff look new these days is making new stuff look old.

David Redon, an art director at Parisian agency Quai Des Orfèvres, has put his unique spin on vintage ads, cleverly inserting the stars of today into the ads of yesteryear. The results below are a truly interesting spin on American advertising and culture. 

He spoke with AdFreak about his work.

"I like the shift between vintage and modern pop culture, because these days the border between art and commercial is very small, and artists work their images like brands do.

"I started working on this project last summer, but it started to buzz maybe two months ago. It takes me one or two hours to create an ad. I search for the ads I like and then retouch in the artists and sometimes modify the layout, create a logo, etc."

Take a look below at some of these American cultural remixes from the unique perspective of a Frenchman.

Find more of Redon's work here:

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@maskeroni Alfred Maskeroni is director of video for Adweek.