Newsprint, 24 Pages
Printed in the UK
Edition of 150
Prince, Princess, Mattress is a follow up to Prince, Horse, Drunkard (2017). In each of these full-color broadsheets, we have appropriated vintage illustrations from famous Western fairy tales which were translated into Arabic and widely distributed in the Middle East.
We modified the original illustrations to reflect the prohibition of the depiction of living things according to specific interpretations of Islam. Critical of both of the importation of foreign ideology and the obscuring of identity these publications are a humorous and critical celebration of cultural interactions. The facing pages list the names of characters in each illustration, which helps preserve and element of the story's original narrative.