On Meatloaf, Mikey, and Life

Today’s Daily Create challenge was to create the “worst photoshopped photo ever.” But I’m still thinking of the tweet I saw yesterday:

I like the retro-ness, the improbable sponsorship, Eno and the cat. The attention to detail is impressive as well – the typography, the aged look, the body copy. It all combines to give it an aura of authenticity. I thought it would be fun to build on it.

So for today’s challenge, I had the idea to put Meatloaf on Mikey from the old Life cereal ads. I’m not sure why I thought of it. Maybe it’s because I was eating cereal as I was going through email and found something from Ruth and Martin’s Album Club, which featured Bat Out of Hell a few weeks ago. I could have made it cruder, in keeping with the bad photoshop aesthetic, but I kind of like the way it blends to give him an extruded skull look, sort of like Alien. If I really wanted it to be good I’d have to adjust the type to say Meatloaf instead of Mikey, and put his face on the cereal box as well.

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