Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Butcher Billy Bullies Banksy: The Coloring Book!

For those unfamiliar, Butcher Billy is a terrific artist/illustrator from Brazil. In the last several years, he has gained quite a bit of attention for his wonderful illustrations re-envisioning punk and new wave musicians as superheroes, characters from The Breakfast Club, and Nintendo mainstays. For example, Morrissey as Superman, Devo as The Flash, Joy Divison as Batman, Sid & Nancy as Mario and Peach, etc... You can view some of those here. They are brilliant. Actually, all of Butcher Billy's work is brilliant.

According to his press materials: 
In addition to his illustration work, Billy is a creative director in a digital agency. He lived in the UK for a while, and has traveled widely. With seemingly endless influences at his disposal – including Banksy, Steve Ditko, Shigeru Miyamoto, Malcolm McLaren and Andy Warhol - Butcher Billy never runs out of moods and concepts to explore. 
“I like to create freely and then realize bits of an artwork are influenced by the mood of a movie by Tim Burton, the brushstrokes of a piece by Salvador Dali, with a soundtrack from an early album by David Bowie,” he says.
Recently, Butcher Billy turned his eye towards recreating famous Banksy street art using Hanna Barbera and Disney characters. The famous image of the British Bobbies kissing was replaced with Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble. He also collected the work into a hilarious adult friendly coloring book called Butcher Billy Bullies Banksy! 

Anyway, take a look at the images below! Then, if you have a few minutes, go check out Butcher Billy's Website, Behance, Tumblr, or one of his stores such as Redbubble, Curioos, or Neatoshop!

See the whole set: Butcher Billy Bullies Banksy! 

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