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The dark side of love: Classic love songs reimagined as Stephen King novels

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Graphic designer Butcher Billy has a twisted mind. His latest series is a brilliant collection of illustrations that reimagine love song titles and lyrics as morbid Stephen King book covers.

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Graphic designer Butcher Billy has a twisted mind. His new series reimagines classic love songs as Stephen King novel covers and it’s excellent. See below.

His explanation for the series is quite simple:

“This series imagines an alternate universe in which some of the most hopeless, desperate and tragic heartbreak songs of the 70’s and 80’s were actually novels written by Stephen King. The concept is to look at the dark side of love through the lenses of pop culture, bringing twisted aspects of his classic stories to play with the original meanings of the songs – that can be completely subverted or strangely emphasised, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original book covers.”

The tracks covered include Joy Divison’s Love Will Tear Us Apart, Tears for Fears’ Head Over Hells and Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of The Heart among heaps of others.

Each one has its own distinctive macabre subject matter, informed by the song title and lyrics, antiquated with an extreme eye for detail (have a look at the scratches and blemishes – so cool).

Check out a few below.

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See the full collection here.

You can buy Butcher Billy’s stuff here.

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April 18, 2017

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