These haunting images will change how you see The Simpsons

Dina Rickman@dinarickman
Wednesday 15 October 2014 18:00
Showbiz

Artist Tim Doyle's re-imagined images of Springfield, the fictional town in The Simpsons, as a dilapidated town went viral this week.

He told i100.co.uk several of the reports on the images were missing "a lot of the good ones and all the context".

Doyle explains in a blog he began making the images two years ago after he realised that fictional landmarks in Springfield - from the Kwik-E-Mart to Moe's Bar - were a "kind of cultural geography".

Kwik-E-Mart

A shared mental construct that we all participate in - and like actual buildings they will one day be torn down, their time-slots paved over, or we will maybe find new people living in those exact same addresses.

In the first show and in later years he expanded the locations to landmarks in other TV shows and films including Arrested Development, Seinfeld, Breaking Bad, Six Feet Under the Munsters and Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.

742 Evergreen Terrace

The Springfield sign

Moe's

Arrested Development

Tim Doyle lives and works in Austin, Texas, and you can find out more about him on his personal site here.

All art reproduced with kind permission of Tim Doyle. All art copywright Tim Doyle

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