Joyful Illustrations of Our Childhood Faves

Luke Flowers' "Raised by Rainbows" is a valentine to the Muppets, Mario Brothers, Ninja Turtles, Rainbow Brite, and more.

We’ve spent plenty of pages singing the praises of Gallery1988, the pop culture-obsessed L.A. art gallery, and one of their most prolific and talented regulars is Luke Flowers. He currently has a solo show up at 1988, and it concerns one of our favorite topics: things we liked when we were kids.

“Raised by Rainbows” features art inspired by everything from Calvin and Hobbes to Back to the Future, reimagined via alphabets, movie posters, and trips to the video arcade. You’ll see what we mean in the gallery below, which includes some of our favorite pieces form “Raised by Rainbows”; you can see the rest on their site, or by dropping in at the gallery, where the show is on display until March 7.

(“Rampage,” Luke Flowers)