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Helen Ranscombe Takes a Yearbook-Photo Spin on Classic Stories

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published: Feb 13, 2010   Updated: May 26 2011 • References: behance.net
These photos by Helen Ranscombe are a clever take on the standard fairytale. She's taken photos of each fairytale's heroine, from Belle to Cinderella, and doodled passages from its respective story atop the picture, yearbook photo-style.

The finished effect is quirky and cute. See more fairytale reinventions by Helen Ranscombe above, and keep clicking for more modern fairytale features from Trend Hunter's archives.

Implications - Fairytales have long been the backbone of many modern movies, and placing classic spins on them only show the importance they still have on popular culture. The use of old classics to make newer versions is a way of integrating the old with the new. Consumers seek these out because they are familiar with the stories but also want something new to keep it interesting. Companies like movie studios and publication houses can hone in on this desire for classics with a twist to draw in consumers.