Artist Reimagines Modern-Day Celebrities as 1990s Superstars

1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk

Most millennials will tell you that the 1990s were arguably the best decade to grow up in. ‘90s kids had MTV, iconic pop music, classic teen dramas, heartthrob crushes, and a standout (denim-dominated) sense of style, creating memories that many still treasure today. To celebrate ‘90s nostalgia, a digital artist known as Future Punk has Photoshopped modern-day celebrities to look as though they’re 1990s superstars.

Nicki Minaj looks like a cast member of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Lil Wayne rocks a classic hi-top fade haircut, Donald Glover looks right at home posing as a rapper from the golden era of hip hop, and ‘90s Justin Bieber looks like he’s straight out of NSYNC. Each image has a grainy quality, giving them that VHS video tape aesthetic that makes the artists’ ‘90s makeovers all the more believable.

You can see more of Future Punk’s projects on Instagram.

What if today’s musicians were actually big stars in the ‘90s?Digital artist Future Punk reimagines what that would look like.

1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk
Nicki Minaj

1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk

Lil Wayne

1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk

Justin Bieber

1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino

1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk


1990s Celebrity Makeover by Future Punk

Taylor Swift

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Future Punk.

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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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