Disturbing Real World Endings to Classic Disney Stories

Have you ever wondered what would have happened to some of those perfect Disney characters if their stories hadn’t conveniently ended as “happily ever after?” In the real world, life doesn’t always work out with a nice tidy conclusion. With this in mind, New York-based animation storyboard artist Jeff Hong was inspired to change things up a bit by reinterpreting classics like The Little Mermaid, Alice in Wonderland, and Bambi.

Although his blog, Unhappily Ever After, is surprisingly filled with all kinds of tragic tales, Hong is actually a big fan of Disney animation. The visually interesting illustrations are both hilarious and troublesome at the same time. Poor Aerial, washed up on the shore, looks beaten and battered while sad little Bambi didn’t make it very far as his head has been mounted on a living room wall.

“The idea just popped in my head to put Disney princesses into environments that they wouldn’t be associated with,” Hong explained. “Once I started putting them together, I realized a lot of social issues that are always important to me could be woven in as well. I think that’s what has made it really successful and a bit controversial as well, so I’m glad it has started debates and discussions on the issues of racism, animal abuse, drugs, etc.”

Unhappily Ever After blog
via [Visual News], [Huffington Post]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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