David Bowie Surprises Fans After Death With Secret Color-Changing Album Cover

first_imgEven though he has passed on from this realm, David Bowie is still leaving us with a multitude of surprises. According to a discussion on Reddit, a fan discovered that if you leave the gatefold sleeve artwork from the music legend’s latest album ★ Blackstar in the sun, the “black star” actually transforms into virtual field of stars.According to Jonathan Barnbrook, who designed the image, in an interview with Dezeen he stated, “A lot of people said it was a bullshit cover when it came out, that it took five minutes to design….But I think there is a misunderstanding about the simplicity.” And there certainly was, as this image is much more complex than most people gave it credit for.“This was a man who was facing his own mortality. The Blackstar symbol [★], rather than writing ‘Blackstar,’ has as a sort of finality, a darkness, a simplicity, which is a representation of the music.” Barnbrook explained some of the larger concepts tucked away inside those five black points, saying, “The idea of mortality is in there, and of course the idea of a black hole sucking in everything, the Big Bang, the start of the universe, if there is an end of the universe. These are things that relate to mortality.”[via Fact Mag]last_img

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