Creative "Snapdad" Uses Snapchat to Transform His Son into Pop Culture Icons

Belgian graphic designer Lukas Costeur uses Snapchat in a unique and surprisingly creative way. Known as Snapdad, he has transformed his baby son Felix into icons of popular culture. Using a Nexus 5 smartphone and a Wacom Bamboo stylus, the new dad colorfully reimagines Felix as famed superheroes like Batman and Spiderman, as well as literary favorites including Harry Potter and Pinocchio.

The “draw” feature of the app allows Costeur to exercise his artistic flair. After snapping sweet photos of his tiny, swaddled son, he adds on costumes and characteristics that bear a striking resemblance to the original subjects. In addition to his vibrant paintings, Costeur will occasionally add a witty caption to accompany them. These “dad jokes” always correspond to the digital portraits, making the ongoing series a delightful way to remember his son growing up.

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via [Cosmopolitan]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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