Hello, all i wrote above was that, to me, the colours Black – Red – White stand out on the album cover (contrasting with the green).
When i had seen the cover for the very 1st time, one association (out of many) was that the colour combination Black-Red-White reminded me of the colours of the Nazi flag
– which is not an opinion, neither offending anyone, it just happens to be that way –
i do not find such a reference, associated because of the colours, offending in any way. I did never associate L.C. with the flag, of course (which would be absurd).
i was born many decades after the end of WW2, still i grew up being conscious of the Nazi flag (for education purposes, thanks to my former Jewish teacher only (!), other teachers ignored the period rather). yes the whole flag has become a symbol indeed. And the Swastika symbol inside is abused, to the extent that people do not recognize it as an ancient symbol anymore (in Asia they still do). Only mentioning the word “Swastika” seems like waving a red flag to a bull. IMO the cross as a symbol was abused, too, but still displayed. A German friend i showed the album cover to had the same association with the flag (without being a LC fan), so i am not alone.
IMO the colour combination Black- Red-White is often associated with drama, war, power ...it looks strong, sometimes unsettling. The same colours were used after the recent tsunami catastrophy, e.g. patches, the prayer flag.
it would be kind to allow people some freedom of thought instead of telling gently to shut up.
i am aware that tolerance is not some forum members strong point, when emotions are stirred.
Some forum members before said: the cover looks only bright and postive, but it was also mentioned the cover would look creepy, some associations with death –
(although Leonard is very much alive – and no-one found this association offensive)
So obviously different people feel differently about colours and colour arrangements, and about the album cover as such! Which should be respected IMO
I like the cover a lot, it’s very thought provoking and interesting. To me, it looks intriguing because of the colour play - but i don’t find it “only pretty” or “only sunshine”.
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