The sleeve of David Bowie’s Blackstar is very simple, but a fan has discovered a beautiful hidden secret about the artwork.
According to a Reddit user, their friend over exposed the album cover to sunlight and a mesmerizing starfield appeared in the gatefold.
Apparently, they left it out for one to three hours on a sunny day. If you decide to try this out we recommend you take out the vinyl from the sleeve, so you don’t bake your precious Bowie record in the sun.
— Patrick Kennedy (@PadraigJKennedy) May 3, 2016
A few months ago, designer Johnathan Barnbrook spoke about the symbolism of the Blackstar artwork:
“[It] has as a sort of finality, a darkness, a simplicity, which is a representation of the music. It’s subsided a bit now, but a lot of people said it was a bullshit cover when it came out, that it took five minutes to design. But I think there is a misunderstanding about the simplicity.”
Could there be any other hidden messages in this album?