Texas-based graphic designer Becca Saladin was always fascinated by history and historical figures like kings, queens, and politicians. This was mostly thanks to her parents, who were both teachers and inspired her to explore major events and people who influenced the development of human civilization.
Now, Saladin decided to use her skills as a graphic designer and love for history in an intriguing project titled Royalty Now. As part of the project, this talented designer reimagines historical figures as everyday people living in modern times.
According to Saladin, everything started with her curiosity. She sat one day at her home and wondered how Anne Boleyn, Queen of England from the 16th century, would look like with modern hairstyles and some makeup.
“I put her in a modern outfit, painted on her eyelashes, eyebrows, and makeup, and was excited by what I saw,” Saladin told My Modern Met in a recent interview.
After this successful experiment, she started doing more historical figures, and people were absolutely fascinated with her work. The positive feedback encouraged Saladin to dedicate herself to this project, and she now regularly “modernizes” people from different eras. Some of the subjects she chooses by herself, while others are suggested by her social media followers.
Check out some of her awesome works below.