I quite like the almost op-art effect of Bowie's costume in this picture. When Bowie's alter ego Ziggy's band the Spiders From Mars first appeared they were dressed in jump suits made from Liberty curtain fabric. Bowie was influenced by his early mentor and lover Lindsay Kemp whose performance art drew on Japanese kabuki themes - you can see that in the full image.
You'll have to excuse me if I change around the layouts of the images…not very keen on Germanic systemisation of design…which reminds me - must research the Vignellis for a future ThinkingCats story - possibly in tandem with Milton Glaser - a contemporary of theirs but with a rather more pot-modern approach. Glaser is eclectic, brilliantly drawing on genres and styles while the Vignellis, equally brilliant in their restraint are characterised by extreme restraint - Massimo Vignelli believes that only eight or so typefaces are even worth using in graphic design. He may be right…he'd hate my font.
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