Creatively Rewriting History

Yoda Warrior

By incorporating both pop culture icons – like Yoda, Darth Vader and Spiderman – and historical figures – like Abraham Lincoln and Adolf Hitler – into past, real-life scenes, Ukrainian artist Danil Polevoy chose to rewrite history in his own, unique way. The realistic photo collages are humorous yet thought-provoking at the same time. After all, what would our lives be like if these images really showed the truth?


Darth strumming his guitar


Adolf Hitler's works of art


Darth Vader of the Old City (Jerusalem)


Abraham Lincoln's first job, February 5, 1865


Ministry Of Sound, 1905


General Douglas MacArthur, Washington, D.C., November 1930


The first McDonald's restaurant, Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity), May 1862


The Kiss Orchestra, Wisconsin, circa 1931


Mrs. Parker and son, Washington, D.C., circa 1916


Captain America, Iron man and Invisible man, Washington, D.C., circa 1921


Yoda, Japan, 1932

Danil Polevoy's website
via [Empty Kingdom]

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim is the Editor-in-Chief of My Modern Met. In May, 2008, he co-founded the website to create one big city that celebrates creative ideas. His mission is to promote a positive culture by spotlighting the best sides of humanity—from the lighthearted and fun to the thought-provoking and enlightening.
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