Unhappily Ever After: illustrations by Jeff Hong

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Art on Friday 9 May 2014

Ever wondered what a Nickelodeon storyboard animator does in his spare time? He re-imagines how Disney films might look if they had more realistic endings. NYC-based Jeff Hong is the animator of this super cool series that shows us what might’ve happened at the end of all those super sweet endings of a Disney film.

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Life’s Not A Fairytale: ads for Mercy Academy get the message across

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Tuesday 19 November 2013

Growing up to be a princess? Want a prince to come save you? Not at Mercy Academy! This all-girls college-prep academy in Kentucky has made the message clear – prepare for real life – with an ad campaign created by the Doe-Anderson agency. Captions such as ‘Mirror Mirror on the wall, Be more than just […]

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The dark side of your favourite fairytales

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By Inigo del Castillo in New Illustration on Tuesday 15 October 2013

Fairytales are told to make us believe in happy endings, whirlwind romances, and magical moments. Truth is, there is no fairy godmother to make your wishes come true, no sparkly unicorns (sadly), and no prince charming for everybody. Illustrator Rachel Wise gives us some very realistic posters about how fairy tales really blend with the […]

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Modern fairytales for twenty-somethings

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By Michele Banks in Cool Websites on Tuesday 30 October 2012

We all like to imagine we’re the hero of our own legend, right? This fun tumblr updates the old classics – some in as short as a single sentence – with details that make them relevant for today. A taste: ‘The ugly duckling read obscure works of literature in other languages and listened to indie music even the guys in the record store had never heard of. If I’m not going to be prettier than anyone, she thought, I’m at least going to be better than them’.

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Peter Callesen

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By Kate Barnett in New Art on Wednesday 26 March 2008

Usually when I write about an artist it’s easy to pick the image that accompanies it. But the work of Peter Callesen is all so good. It’s simple, well executed art with a concept. His work is inspired by fairytales and romanticism and explores the relationship between two and three dimensionality, as well as between […]

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