Furbys Take the Spotlight on Album Covers

Henry Baker
October 16, 2013

Furbys are cute, creepy alien beings with a desire to chitchat and a propensity for scaring people (maybe just me) when they suddenly start speaking even after being stored in a closet for years. But Swedish artist and Tumblr user William Kallback Winter found a different use for them-- standing in for famous musicians on album and song cover art. His Tumblr Furby Living chronicles Furby adventures as Lady Gaga, Adele, and David Bowie, among others, and the image altering that goes into them is impressive, if not just a little bit horrifying. The album covers even feature Furby-language versions of the actual titles.

He says of his work, "I first set up simple lighting and take the photos I need — of the Furby's face, feet, ears, wigs, depending on what I need. The rest is just heavy Photoshopping." Each post on his blog is a huge hit, garnering thousands of repostings each. So if you were looking for that perfect picture of a Furby pretending to be on the cover of Miley Cyrus's "Bangerz," you know exactly where to look.

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