Friday, 5 September 2008

The Mico's Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood by The Mico.

Red and black seem to be commonly recurring colours in this artist's work. No wonder he got around to Little Red eventually.

Please check out The Mico's art blog for more.

Honey Nut Cheerios Commercial

A 1998 advert for Honey Nut Cheerios featuring Little Red Riding Hood.

Red Riding Hood and other fairytales appear to crop up a lot in advertising. I suppose because it's easy to hint at a narrative that people are already largely familiar with, rather than try to create an original one within 30 seconds.

Also: this is a rather strange advert really, isn't it? I mean, what's the tagline supposed to be "Cheerios: they taste marginally better than little girls"?

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Little Red Riding Hood

Buffy is Little Red Riding Hood and the vampire Spike is the Big Bad Wolf in this fan-made music video by "hollowtear" which makes good use of a certain Halloween-themed episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Embedding has been disabled for this particular video, so please click on the above image in order to see it.

P.S. I sincerely doubt that this will be the last time the song featured in this video will appear on this blog.

Monday, 1 September 2008

Sarah Kane's Little Red Riding Hood

I heartily encourage you to check out photographer Sarah Kane's portfolio, which includes a series featuring this rather haunting Red Riding Hood.

Personally, I just love her take on Snow White too. That blood-red stream is what really sells it.

Jerry's Red Riding Hood

Red Riding Hood
by "Jerry (Grandfaloon)" is a rather interesting animated take on the tale. Jerry's version simultaneously re-introduces elements from classical versions of the story ("the way of the needles/pins," the warning animals, the cannibalism, etc.) whilst at the same time being mired in the very modern, both stylistically with the anime-inspired character designs and fight sequences, and also in the very technology behind the animation itself.

Warning: some violent scenes and themes.