Any child of the 90s will have a soft spot for the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
The show which helped catapult Will Smith to stardom, was a TV sitcom about the wealthy Banks family and cousin Will, an inner city kid who came to live with them. While the show left our screens in 1996, it definitely made its cultural mark, with the fashion, the music (pretty much everyone can rap the theme tune) and the star turns by the actors.
Well, now one illustrator has taken the hit show and reimagined it for 2015, in collaboration with fashion e-commerce site Lyst.
Leland Foster has re-created the characters, as they would be now, for the 25th anniversary of the show. Ashley is rocking THAT Kenzo jumper, Carlton wears Google glass, and Hilary has the most perfect Moschino suit on, we love it.
We grabbed some time with Leland to find out more:
When did you start drawing?
Leland: I've always liked to draw; though, not until I moved to New York, about a year ago, did I actually start producing art as anything more than a hobby.
How often did you watch The Fresh Prince?
I watched Fresh Prince fairly often when it was on air. I've never been much of a TV junkie, but the characters from the show are so vibrant and alive, they've definitely stuck with me. I guess that's why the show is still so culturally relevant 25 years later.
How has social media helped your career?
Without social media, namely Instagram, I would never have had the opportunity to work on this project. Having a platform that allows me to expense my work to an almost infinite number of people worldwide has been very rewarding. I couldn't be more thrilled with the way my art has resonated with people so far.
Follow Leland on Instagram here