The façades of Stockholm tell a story, not of happily ever after, but of something much more sinister. Swedish street artist Herr Nilsson’s murals depict Disney princesses, Winnie-the-Pooh, and other classic childhood characters as you’ve never seen them before: coldblooded killers.
These once-cherished cartoons are portrayed hiding knives behind their backs, brandishing guns, and wielding bloodied baseball bats. It’s not the violence portrayed in these artworks that makes them so shocking, but the characters’ lamentable fall from innocence.
"The Dark Princesses are a comment on violence, but they are also a comment to how we look upon good and bad in the world. Everybody expects a fairytale princess to always look good and behave well. If I was one of them I would revolt after a couple of days. And in my world they do," the artist told The Local.