Thursday, 5 June 2008
The pain of 50's kitsch
an(Other) blog posted this fascinating photo. I'm not sure what those people in the queue are doing, but it looks like they are queing for food. This would make a nice contrast to the economic promises of the poster.
Whether the material promises have materialized or not, the now classic 50's style reminds me of the covers of a host of punk rock albums (e.g. Strung Out, Lagwagon). There the contrast is with the content of the lyrics. There's almost a sense of betrayal ...