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Artist Bruce Yan Blends Brands and Pop Culture

The Seattle-based artist’s solo show, Brand New, runs until February 22nd at Gallery 1998 (East) in Los Angeles.

We’re so used to seeing iconic brands like The Michelin Man, the Starbucks Mermaid and even Apple that we don’t look twice. For his first solo show ever, Bruce Yan came up with the brilliant idea of merging these kinds of iconic brands with pop culture figures. 

Yan takes such famous logos as the Starbucks Mermaid, Morton Salt’s Umbrella Girl, the Apple apple and even the Michelin Man and inserts famous animated figures from Disney and Studio Ghibli for a fresh new take on standard branding. Enjoy selections from Yan’s clever artwork below.


The loveable Ghostbuster villain reimagined to sell Michelin products


A fresh new take on Starbucks with Ariel, Sebastian, Flotsam and Jetsam from The Little Mermaid


​The wicked queen takes a bite out of the Apple Empire

The women of Princess Mononoke represent in this Girl Scouts symbol

 If you’re on the west coast, you can see Yan’s show at the famed Gallery 1988 (East) or you can view the rest of his work here

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