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!
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
....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.
...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?