Butcher Billy

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BUTCHERED LOVE SONGS

 
 

As a graphic designer, I take so much pleasure and inspiration from seeing other designers’ work. Mostly it’s just inspiring and makes you strive to be a better designer, but sometimes you see something that you wish you’d thought of yourself. I had that moment when I saw these amazing creations by Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator Butcher

Billy, who got the idea of turning famous love songs into book covers in the style of early Stephen King novels. Songs by Joy Division, The Smiths, Tears For Fears and many others are portrayed as 80’s Stephen King books. As an avid reader of King novels back then, this resonated with me on so many levels.

“This series imagines an alternate universe where some of the most desperate and tragic romantic songs in the ‘70s and’ 80s are actually books written by Stephen King. The concept is to look at the dark side of love by the vision of pop culture, bringing aspects of its classic stories to play the true meaning of the songs - this can be completely subverted or stressed strangeness, while paying tribute to the vintage design of the original covers,”
— butcher billy
 
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