14 Twisted Children’s Tale Designs
Most of us grew up on fairy tales and nursery rhymes – stories of princesses and pots of gold and happily ever after. But many of those stories have a dark side; they were often meant to teach a lesson or a piece of history. The early versions of Little Red Riding Hood were thought to warn women of the advances of men, while Humpty Dumpty has been tied to various battles throughout history.
It makes sense, then, that graphic artists have reinterpreted many of these classic tales as dark, twisted or scary. In the hands of a designer, a princess in a tower isn’t necessarily a romantic, happy story – it’s one of imprisonment. A puppet coming to life isn’t endearing – it’s freakin' creepy.
The following 14 images are some of the best artistic interpretations of childhood tales I’ve come across. What are your favorites?