Vintage Photographs Turned Into Whimsical, Geeky Icons

Combining 19th century cabinet card portraiture with superheroes, movie monsters, and other idols, artist Alex Gross has created an army of whimsical trading cards with a vintage feel. Stoic figures from the past have been reincarnated as the stars of Superman, Star Trek, Star Wars, and other cult faves. Gross doesn’t just slap a painted costume on each individual, though. He transforms them into lively characters by creating new landscapes for them to dwell in, complete with props and other quirky touches. Delight in Gross’ geeky menagerie past the break.

Image credit: Alex Gross [Spotted via DesignYouTrust]