At last night’s Oscars, a Lego Movie-inspired song and dance routine declared that “Everything is Awesome.” Here to temper all the Hollywood cheer is Oddly Head, the artist alter ego of designer Tim Fishlock, who imagines what classic movie posters would look like set in the harsh modern world instead of in airbrushed fantasies. Everything is not awesome in these images: The foursome in The Wizard of Oz skips down the yellow brick road toward a giant Ikea instead of Oz; The Sound of Music’s Maria hangs on a cross in the hills; the little girl in Poltergeist stares at Simon Cowell’s tanned face on a TV screen (scarier than the static in the original poster).
Fishlock created the alter ego Oddly Head after working in design for 20 years as an outlet for making darker, more political work. “Like most people I enjoy movies, but I’m also aware that Hollywood is a bunch of old white men who have all the power and everyone else is marginalized,” he told The Guardian. “By taking the sheen off these images and presenting a darker version, hopefully that says something about the world today.”