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When Indiana Jones Met Dali: Classic Paintings Become 8-Bit Game Mashups

Leisure Suit Larry turns nighthawk.

How Appropriate. You Fight Like A Post-Impressionist. Mash-up of The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) and Vincent van Gogh's Cafe Terrace On The Place Du Forum (1888)

The art of the mashup doesn’t have to be confined to music and video. There’s much more copyright-infringing fun to be had! Take for instance this ingenious series of images mashing up classic works of art with popular video games from the 80s and 90s, rendered in the ubiquitous 8-bit pixel art aesthetic that we all know and love and may or may not be getting sick of. Playfully toeing the line between low and high culture, these mashups create absurdist “what if” scenarios that look at what a parallel universe where Indiana Jones finds himself lost in the diffused world of Dali’s melting clocks might look like (and it looks good).


They were created by designer and illustrator Aled Lewis for the SUPER iam8bit group exhibition, which opened in Los Angeles recently and features over 100 artists re-imagining the world of 80s gaming.

Just Another Sleazy Joint. Mash-up of Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) (1988) and Edward Hopper's Nighthawks

Indiana Jones and the Persistence of Memory Mash-up of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: The Graphic Adventure (1989) and Salvador Dali's The Persistence of Memory

Divine Intervention Mash-up of Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel (1987) and Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper

[via Animal New York]