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Pop culture icons transformed into adorable charactures

mike mitchell illustrations

The 'Just Like Us' series features characters from Adventure Time and more

Characters in pop culture have been used as inspiration for plenty of projects, including pop art (opens in new tab) itself as well as paintings (opens in new tab) and geometric portraits (opens in new tab). Here, pop culture characters take on an adorable and often hilarious new light with these illustrations from Austin, Texas based artist Mike Mitchell (opens in new tab).

It comes as no surprise that Mitchell has worked with the likes of Funny or Die, as plenty of these portraits will have you in stitches. Characters from shows such as Breaking Bad, Adventure Time and Star Trek have all been given the Mike Mitchell makeover, with various superheroes also making it into the series.

These are just a few of our favourites, but Mitchell has created plenty more with the 'Just Like Us (opens in new tab)' series declared as an on-going project. If you like them as much as we do, you'll be pleased to know that some of the prints are available in Mitchell's shop (opens in new tab). Enjoy!

mike mitchell illustrations

mike mitchell illustrations

mike mitchell illustrations

mike mitchell illustrations

mike mitchell illustrations

See loads more adorable characters on the Mike Mitchell (opens in new tab) website.

Have you seen some adorable illustrations lately? Let us know in the comments box below!

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Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team way back in the early 2010s, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.