Daily Archives: April 10, 2008

Rhymin and stealin

Others have noted the visual rhyme between Lebron James’ recent Vogue cover, a WWI recruiting ad and King Kong movie poster. Is this intentional? Maybe. More importantly we can see the ways that icons, disconnected and thrust into the image stream, take on new meanings and associations. We could also argue that there is some unconscious popular memory here, repressed and dredged up for our delectation.