When McDonald’s unveiled its newest brand ambassador last month, Happy, the Happy Meal, it’s safe to say the little guy gave a lot of people the creeps.
DesignCrowd, an online marketplace for freelance graphic designers, had the same sentiments about Happy. So, the crowdsourcing site for designers decided to host a friendly competition—to see just how creepy Happy could get. DesignCrowd challenged designers to submit their creepiest versions of Happy Photoshopped into a horror movie poster. DesignCrowd received 58 designs from 33 designers, and it’s hard to tell whether it’s hilarious, scary or a little sad as to how easily Happy fit into these horror movie posters.
The first place winner, designer BHEE took home the gold with a $260 prize with this super creepy design.
Although the competition was stiff, the designers did a pretty fantastic job making Happy a little more creepy than he already is. Here are some of the other top contenders: