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Artist Visualizes Dystopian Future Where Pop Culture Icons Have Become Ancient Ruins

Pop Culture Dystopia Digital Art by Filip Hodas

Have you ever wondered what our planet will look like after we’re gone? Prague-based artist Filip Hodas visualizes a post-apocalyptic future, where all that’s left behind are the relics of our not-so-distant past. His Pop Culture Dystopia series of 3D renderings sees famous cartoon characters and popular consumerist products as forgotten skeletons and decaying ruins that have been taken over by nature.

Just like today’s historians and archeologists discovered the Egyptian pyramids and ancient temples, Hodas’ images hint at today's pop icons serving as a mysterious past in the future. Pop culture icons such as SpongeBob SquarePants and Mickey Mouse appear as giant sculptures that have been lost to marsh lands and overgrown moss. Hodas even reimagines Tetris and LEGO elements as huge concrete blocks in the middle of a jungle. Some structures feature lights and electric wires, hinting at life living within them—perhaps it's the last surviving humans, or an alien species that has taken over Earth.

Check out Hodas’ Pop Culture Dystopia series below. Do you recognize these “old” relics?

Filip Hodas' Pop Culture Dystopia series visualizes a post-apocalyptic future, where pop culture icons are ancient relics.

Pop Culture Dystopia Digital Art by Filip Hodas

His impressive 3D renderings give a glimpse into a surreal future.

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Even the skulls of classic cartoon characters are displayed in a museum.

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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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