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So Cool: Minimalist & Modern Fairy Tale Art by Christian Jackson

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Strip fairy tales of all their pomp, circumstance, princes and princesses and you have a very basic story. And each fairy tale has some kind of hook, some sort of iconic image, item or idea that is easily identifiable. The graphic artist Christian Jackson recognized this and distilled a collection of classic and famous tales and conveyed each one into a simple, very minimalist statement.

Of his children’s story series, Jackson stated: “My life was thrown in very childish direction when I became a father a little over 2 1/2 years ago. I guess this series was my way of releasing some of that energy creatively. I can’t really say that I “decided on children’s stories” my lifestyle pretty much demanded it. When the idea for the posters came to me, the iconic images for each story just sort of poured out.”

Check out his amazingly accurate and artistic renderings of fairy tales from Hansel & Gretel to the Three Little Pigs  to the Wizard of Oz here. nggallery id=’123627′

  • The Three Little Pigs 1 of 13
    The Three Little Pigs
  • Snow White 2 of 13
    Snow White
  • The Wizard of Oz 3 of 13
    The Wizard of Oz
  • Hansel and Gretel 4 of 13
    Hansel and Gretel
  • Rapunzel 5 of 13
    Rapunzel
  • Princess and the Pea 6 of 13
    Princess and the Pea
  • The Ugly Duckling 7 of 13
    The Ugly Duckling
  • Rip Van Winkle 8 of 13
    Rip Van Winkle
  • Pinocchio 9 of 13
    Pinocchio
  • The Pied Piper 10 of 13
    The Pied Piper
  • Mary Poppins 11 of 13
    Mary Poppins
  • Rumpelstiltskin 12 of 13
    Rumpelstiltskin
  • Alice in Wonderland 13 of 13
    Alice in Wonderland
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And if you want your own minimalist fairy tale for your self, you can buy the posters right here.

Via My Modern Met

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