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Here’s what your favorite dead musicians would look like in 2013

on November 20, 2013, 4:26pm

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Back in college, a group of my friends used to hit up this cheap burrito chain called Moe’s Southwestern Grill, where the owners would placate the walls with crummy portraits of dead rock stars, even going so far as to pair them with cheesy catchphrases all inspired by their lyrics (i.e. “Give beans a chance” for John Lennon). We used to always wonder how they’d react to these weird homages if they were alive, which would eventually spawn into the age-old discussion: What would they even look like alive today? 

Graphic designers at Sachs Media Group and Phojoe recently answered that question by turning what’s been a drunken discussion into a slight reality. Using advanced software and techniques, they manipulated old photos and aged each one how many years after their death to today’s date. The end result is both hilarious and oddly jarring — especially for fans of Jim Morrison. Catch them all below and read the insights behind each portrait here.

In the meantime, I need to see if any of my pals work for those companies.

Jim Morrison:

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John Lennon:

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Janis Joplin:

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Jimi Hendrix:

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Bob Marley:

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Doan6701
February 7, 2014 at 4:18 am

The catch 22. Dying young so you don’t look hideous is understandable, but on the other hand, it’s just so sad when they do die young, because there is so much they could do with their talents, especially with the advancement of technology.

The key is to TAKE CARE of yourself well so you don’t look like a corpse when you get older. Joan Jett still looks great today but Bridget Bardot? Yikes! What a waste.

The people who made this are apparently sad, sad trollish losers who live in their parents garage with nothing better to do than to draw dead people and rather take the positive route by drawing them in a manner that makes them look good if they took good care of themselves (ala Joan Jett), they take the Bridget Bardot route by making them look horrible due to not taking care of themselves! I’m sure these losers will look even WORSE than Bardot in a couple of years!

Here’s something they should consider doing that’s more productive,

Support the Common Core! (see my Youtube page Doan6701 for more details)