SmokingGunII wrote:Brian. I don't buy the explanation on Wicked that suggests the 3 abstract figures are meant to represent the 3 band members faces. Is there another hidden code we should be looking for in there?
I wondered the same thing myself!http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ghost_in_the_Machine
I wonder if this picture below (see this link
) might have been the 'original' inspirational photograph that the band 'couldn't choose'...under such a tranliteration, the videocamera becomes monopixelated into that curious singularity of the trailing decimal point (think about this...possible?) ...there is perhaps both less and more meant from this album design.
I think there probably is
a cubist/minimalist link between each of the band members faces (Janus obverse, anyone?, Shadow-silhouette, and a techno-blend the '80s faux tech' LED design?)...but it might
be meant to hold more meaning...
The Wiki entry with standard empty profoundity states
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_in_the_Machine_%28The_Police_album%29 wrote:The cover art for Ghost in the Machine features a seven-segment display-inspired graphic that depicts the heads of the three band members each with a distinctive hair style (from left to right)
....it also idly wonders whether the displays are a "photomontage", as opposed to being real-world.
That's almost the case, in that the design art is a sort-of homage
to seven-segment displays (which would then have given a range-limited alphabetical letter-set for anagrammatic consideration) ....
....but they're not seven-seg displays. They're multi-segment displays.however...
...the 'displays' don't comply to any real-world multi-segment that could be decoder-driven, because they're actually
an inconsistent blend of fourteen and sixteen segment displays ('Andy' is 16-seg, 'Sting' is 14-seg, 'Stewart' is 16-seg) with the Sting-spike
blowing things somewhat by being totally off/above the alignment. But the 'mouths' are totally non-compliant with display rules, as is the 'fringe' on the right.
Just for comparison, here's a true 16-segment display
...see this wiki link
Here's a splinter transcode for the actual sixteen-seg display...
So, at this point, I'm stopping. Comments?