Superheroes by Alex Gross (15 photos)


Combining 19th century cabinet card portraiture with superheroes, movie monsters, and other idols, Los Angeles-based artist Alex Gross has created an army of whimsical trading cards with a vintage feel.

His love of days gone by inspired him to create the pop-culture masterpieces. “I absolutely love old photos and vintage pictures,” he told Vivianite. “The Victorian Era is the time when I would have liked to live.” The idea has become an ongoing project of his and by now he already has dozens of funny and creative retro illustrations in his portfolio.

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