THE BEATLES- SGT PEPPERS LONLEY HEART CLUB BAND
This album cover was revolutionary when first introduced and has now become one of the most iconic album covers in the world.
The artist Peter Blake used pop art to create this groundbreaking cover and used modernism and popular culture as a main theme. Peter Blake choose iconic people that were legendary in the entrainment industry to share the cover and show the bands social status and power.
Album cover broken down
-The flowers in the alum cover represents freedom, happiness, peace, love, beauty and nature. The name of the band 'Beatles' again reflects nature and is represented through the flowers.
-The drum is a code for musicality and the music itself.
- The font is code for circus/fun/vibrance and entertainment
-The military costumes are iconic and show power but are contradicted by the vibrant colours.
- The collage of famous iconic figures is used to show the social status as a band and represents the bands power within the music industry. The positioning of the band in the picture is also important to the bands status of power.
-The clear blue sky and the palm trees in the background is code for an island which is a convention power and freedom. The island stands for indpendance and strength of the band and its music.