It was 57 years ago today that Disney opened its first theme park, in Anaheim, California. The characters that drew kids and families across the world back then are still popular today - and illustrators just can’t help putting their own spin on them!
This cheeky design by freelance illustrator
Jerrod Maruyama (opens in new tab)
, who counts the House of Mouse as one of his clients, parodies the celebrated
Obey campaign (opens in new tab)
Shepard Fairey (opens in new tab)
. Another of Maruyuma's designs, ‘Simple Mickey’ - a T-shirt design that gives the character a cool, contemporary feel without sacrificing any of its well-loved qualities - is pictured below.
There are plenty more Mickeys to see on
Maruyuma's site (opens in new tab)
. And if you fancy meeting the artist in person, he’ll be making an appearance and signing his work at the WonderGround Gallery in Disneyland, California on August 4th and 5th from 1pm-4pm.