Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fresh Take: Korean Fairy Tales

Gorgeous Korean retellings of Western fairy tales by Korea-based Na Young Wu

Anna built a snowman and Elsa formed her ice castle in an unnamed Nordic country. But what if the story of Disney’s Frozen took place on the Korean peninsula?

Korean artist and illustrator Na Young Wu, who goes by the handle Obsidian (@obsidian00) on Twitter, recently unveiled a series of illustrations depicting Western fairy tales as if they had taken place in Korea.  The fairy tale characters in her recreations look and dress more traditionally Eastern and have a new elegance.

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