Life Got Real Collection
What would happen if our childhood cartoon characters aged disgracefully and gave in to the depraved or humorous side of today’s society?
Life Got Real
Cartoons and their characters are famous for their positive images, inspirational heroes and life lessons. We all have our own memories of watching the magical world of cartoons with its stereotypes and clichés. However, to modern eyes, the classic characters can seem painfully retrograde.
Since having children, Szabotage has been reintroduced to these popular cultural institutions, and is seeing them in a new light; questioning their idealised images and how they portray some problematic ideas about some crucial issues. This collection is a play on the opinion that some characters and storylines haven’t aged well, with many including outdated cultural depictions.
“I’ve been inspired by the idea of re-envisioning these characters that we all know and love, in a way that I would imagine them to look and behave today – a tongue-in-cheek version of these famous characters.”
What would happen to the likes of Snow White – always judged on her looks? Would Mickey Mouse, always the squeaky-clean, full-of-life character fall victim to vanity once old age starts to catch up with him? How would these characters conform to today’s society?
“What would happen if the characters themselves aged disgracefully and gave in to the depraved or humorous side of today’s society? Szabotage reveals a witty mix of past and present and introduces a fun and humorous representation of these romanticized and unrealistic illustrations.
The finished product is a mix of thought-provoking personalities, broadening the spectrum of what an animated character should like look and how they might behave.
She started out so pure and innocent! What happened? As time went by she took at tattooing, found quite a skill and covered her body in them. Where is she now? Snow White is now an iconic cover queen of the tattoo world!
From Snow White to INK black.
Tweety Pie, the original tweeter before Twitter and tweeting was a thing!
Here Tweety Pie lays claim to the first ever tweet. This plays with Twitter's Jack Dorsey selling his first ever tweet as an NFT for $2.9 million.