The Smiths 8-Bit Makeover Project Merges Tech with Sound

 - Dec 12, 2012
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The Smiths 8-bit makeover project by Brazilian artist Billy the Butcher updates the 80s bands' popular song roster. Hits such as Thorn in His Side, Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now and This Charming Man have been reinterpreted via his pairings of the tunes with classic Nintendo images.

Billy the Bishop turned to Sonic The Hedgehog, Duck Hunt, Super Mario Brothers and Ghosts 'n Goblins when making the Smiths 8-bit makeover project. It is in this way that the numbers take on new forms. Although they are quite melanchology on their own, the marriage of the lyrics with the lighter and often humorous images changes the literal tone of the band's most iconic work. It follows that the designer describes the posters as an "extreme makeover."