Stranger Things was born of a deep love of fandom. The Duffer Brothers have created a universe founded on nostalgia, but unique and engaging, sprinkled with moments straight out of the childhood of a generation of geeks. It is not surprising that the brothers themselves have now inspired other artists.
Butcher Billy, a Brazilian artist whose work takes elements of pop culture and blends them together, lacing them with nostalgia while creating a fresh take on a familiar scene, has taken a shine to the show. Inspired by the titles from the second season of the show, Billy created Stephen King-esque covers for each chapter. Billy has also done several other pieces inspired by the show.
Artists have embraced the nostalgic aesthetic that the Duffer Brothers are experts at wielding.
— Glen Brogan (@GlenBroganArt) July 22, 2016
Some of the fan art has a touch of whimsy, even where the dreaded transdimensional demogorgon is concerned:
Most recently this vivid portrayal from BossLogic of our favorite Hoosiers as some of our favorite mutants, both heroes and villains:
Artists aren’t the only one inspired, several parodies with varying degrees of excellence have peppered YouTube. Some of the videos are more inspired, like a musical crossover by The Hillywood Show, and this video that reverses the roles of kids and adults. Spoiler Alert: Epic Cameo by the adorable Gaten Matarazzo.
Millie Bobby Brown, who plays arguably the most bad ass 12-year-old of all time Eleven shared this post of a member of the next generation, whose nostalgia will include Stranger Things, doing her own rendition of the rap Brown performed on The Tonight Show.
Ahhh!!! This is soooo cool,you are amazing ❤️ https://t.co/c9YWTZjj9U
— Millie Bobby Brown (@milliebbrown) November 16, 2017
With the success of their original series, The Duffer Brothers have become a major thread in the tapestry of fandom, bringing back to life a moment in time, an era when we all thought maybe, just maybe, we could be heroes. A time and a place where friends never lie, and Goonies never die.
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Images: Butcher Billy, BossLogic, Charamath