Twenty One Pilots' New Album Cover Was Inspired By A Children's Book That'll Give You Nightmares

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  • Twenty One Pilots' New Album Cover Was Inspired By A Children's Book That'll Give You Nightmares
    POSTED Apr 14 2021

    Twenty One Pilots
    Twenty One Pilots. Photo supplied.

    Twenty One Pilots are gearing up to release their new album, Scaled And Icy, and one of the things that caught fans' eyes was the dragon on the front cover.

    Trash The Dragon is set to become a much-loved figure within the TOP fandom, but it turns out that designer Brandon Rike, who created the album artwork, has pulled inspiration for Trash from an unlikely source.

    Replying to a fan on Instagram, Brandon revealed that the origin of the dragon comes from an "old 1860s (terrifying) children's book illustration by Walter Crane." Walter Crane is a British artist and book illustrator that's most-known for his work on children's books.

    Fans were quick to discover that the original artwork seems to appear in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer. As the artwork, and the book, is over 100 years old, TOP and Brandon were able to transform the art into Trash The Dragon.

     
     
     
     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

    A post shared by Brandon Rike (@brandonrike)

    READ MORE: Here Are The Wild Fan Theories Behind Twenty One Pilots' Forthcoming Album 'Scaled And Icy'

    Check out some of the original art below. We love what Brandon Rike has done with it, and we're already big fans of Trash The Dragon. Just try not to let the original drawings haunt your dreams...

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Submitted by ben.madden on Wed, 14/04/2021 - 10:53

Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots. Photo supplied.

Twenty One Pilots are gearing up to release their new album, Scaled And Icy, and one of the things that caught fans' eyes was the dragon on the front cover.

Trash The Dragon is set to become a much-loved figure within the TOP fandom, but it turns out that designer Brandon Rike, who created the album artwork, has pulled inspiration for Trash from an unlikely source.

Replying to a fan on Instagram, Brandon revealed that the origin of the dragon comes from an "old 1860s (terrifying) children's book illustration by Walter Crane." Walter Crane is a British artist and book illustrator that's most-known for his work on children's books.

Fans were quick to discover that the original artwork seems to appear in The Faerie Queene by Edmund Spencer. As the artwork, and the book, is over 100 years old, TOP and Brandon were able to transform the art into Trash The Dragon.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A post shared by Brandon Rike (@brandonrike)

READ MORE: Here Are The Wild Fan Theories Behind Twenty One Pilots' Forthcoming Album 'Scaled And Icy'

Check out some of the original art below. We love what Brandon Rike has done with it, and we're already big fans of Trash The Dragon. Just try not to let the original drawings haunt your dreams...

cop some twenty one pilots merch here

Circle Dragon Hoodie

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