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The Andre De Freitas 'Zombie Portraits' Capture Characters Horrifically

 - Jul 28, 2011
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These Andre De Freitas 'Zombie Portraits' feature the zombification of a number of pop cultural characters that most are familiar with. Who knew Iron Man could look so devastating as an undead character? And Iron Man isn't the only one either, since the Andre De Freitas 'Zombie Portraits' collection features the likes of Batman, Raphael from Ninja Turtles, Popeye, Charlie Brown, Daffy Duck, Ryu from Street Fighter and even Waldo of 'Where's Waldo?' fame.

I love the lighting in these Andre De Freitas illustrations, as the light source comes from behind the subjects, giving each character an added eerie glow. The highlight of the collection though is obviously seeing familiar pop-culture characters looking all gnarly and mangled up with their teeth exposed.

Implications - Consumers enjoy seeing familiar pop culture characters in different contexts because it reinvigorates their interest in the origin material through new content. Corporations looking to reinvigorate interest in their wares may similarly present their products in unexpected contexts.