Sea lion

Photos courtesy of Oakoak

French artist Oakoak imbues his charming works of street art with a heavy dose of pop-culture whimsy. The city where he produces his quirky pieces is Saint-Étienne, France, a historically industrial hub that is seeing a shift in urban dynamics.

In hopes of making the city a little brighter while it undergoes a revitalization, Oakoak creates these clever public interventions that turn crumbling facades into sea lions (above) and bent metal rails into kicking bags for the iconic yellow-suited Bruce Lee (below).

Bruce Lee

Continue below for more of these humorous juxtapositions that answer important questions like "where do all the polar bears go now that the polar ice caps are melting?" and "what does Chuck Norris do when he misses the bus?"

Be sure to follow Oakoak's Facebook to stay up to date on all his latest works!

Polar bears
Chuck Norris
Plant air balloon
Pushing road lines
Calvin and Hobbes
OMG
Street fighters
Wall face
Dragon
Genie lamp
Snail
King Kong
Bender
Cyclops
Apple
Fishnets
Zebra
Here's Johnny
Camel caravan
Tightroping
Breaking rocks
I love you
Parrot
Escape
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Catie Leary is a photo editor at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Twitter and Google+.