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Thematically speaking, the combination of lyrics from The Smiths and imagery from Charlie Brown cartoon strips is a no brainer. Neither party is ever satisfied, and a big part of the appeal is their shared brand of digestible and relatable sadness. After seeing a 1986 show poster from a Smiths gig in Chicago, which featured a particularly defeated image of Charlie Brown, Bay Area designer Lauren LoPrete realized Morrissey's depressed quips would make a lot of sense in classic Peanuts speech bubbles. Turns out lines like "Is it wrong to not always be glad?" pair extremely well with a slouching Charlie Brown.

Lauren LoPrete also designs releases for her label, Loglady Records. Follow This Charming Charlie on Tumblr