Unexpected Pixel Portraits of Pop Culture Figures

An artist introduced to us by HouHouHaHa who goes by the moniker Carré Offensif — which amusingly translates to “offensive square” — enjoys blurring the boundaries between mythical pop figures, retro video games, and bold graphic design. Offensif’s pixel art takes aim at some of the usual suspects, but transforms a few unexpected figures — like Serge Gainsbourg and Kirsten Dunst’s Marie Antoinette — into total squares. Spotting Mike Tyson’s portrait makes us want to break out the NES and play some Punch-Out!!. See more colorful, boxy creations past the break. Warning: you won’t be able to unsee a nightmarish pixel version of Mick Jagger. We hope he doesn’t kiss his mother — or anyone else — with that mouth.

Image credit: Carré Offensif