Homicidal Disney Princesses Terrorize Beautify Stockholm

July 16, 2013 | Julia Dawidowicz

Stockholm-based artist Herr Nilsson turns that nagging old damsel in distress trope on its head with his latest street art series, “Dark Princesses” that has been making its rounds online. Lurking around street corners, our favorite childhood Disney princesses await unsuspecting pedestrians with cocked guns and sharpened knives. About time these ladies take matters into their own hands.

Nilsson hopes the project has an interactive quality to it: the viewer is meant to see someone else approaching the corner of their own demise, supposedly so that they can warn them. Or not.