Thursday, 19 November 2009

Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (OUGD101)

INTERPRETING IMAGES OF THE PRESENT, PAST AND A RANGE OF CULTURES

EXAMPLE 1:

'Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (Album Cover)'

This image can be found at: http://www.slothradio.com/covers/?adv=&artist=Primal+Scream&album=Xtrmntr

This design appeared in the Critical Studies lecture that was on the 18th of November and it was stated that it made reference to old Communist Russian design. This makes sense as this particular album by Primal Scream took a very political stance in terms of the fact that it attacked the government, police and multinational corporations etc. and this is reflected through this reference to Russian Communism. The reds and grays in the image are also very significant in relation to this historical reference and the images communication due to their heavy use in old Communist Russia.

Cheers.

No comments:

Post a Comment