Modernism – David Bowie & Kazimir Malevich

February 19, 2013

The cover art of David Bowie’s new album The Next Day, Designed by Jonathan Barnbrook has a distinctly Modernist feel reminiscent of Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square paining from 1913. The idea of inventing something new, that nobody in the world had thought up before you is so seductive and illusive. Having said that, I love the cover design!

Subverting images through the addition of new content that changes the meaning and obscures the past without completely overwriting it is the reality of art in the digital age.

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For a wonderful show about the idea of censoring images check out the MET exhibit, Faking It – Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop.

On the same theme, designer Dann Matthews has a very clever art print on Society6 called “redacted”.





Michel Leroy
Michel Leroy is an award-winning photographer based in New York City. Working with a select team of professional creatives at 2X Productions LLC they create advertising campaigns and social media solutions for advertising, media and corporate clients. Repeatedly clients including The Food Network, Adidas, Nike, Intel, Lenovo, GE, Pfizer, Bayer and L'Oreal have trusted Michel Leroy to connect their brands to customers through photographs with insight and narrative. Michel Leroy is a brand ambassador for Manfrotto US, Lastolite by Manfrotto and the range of Vitec brands in the professional photographic community.

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