Additional information about this, Prince vinyl art.
Prince – The Artist
Prince ( 1958 – 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and filmmaker. Prince was known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant fashion sense and use of makeup, and wide vocal range. Prince was also a multi-instrumentalist; considered a guitar virtuoso, he was also skilled at playing the drums, percussion, bass, keyboards, and synthesiser. His innovative music integrated a wide variety of styles, including funk, rock, R&B, new wave, soul, psychedelia, and pop. He sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
Sign o’ The Times – The Song
‘Sign o’ The Times’ (stylised as “Sign “☮︎” the Times” and not to be confuswed with “Sign Of The Times”) is the lead single from American musician Prince’s 1987 album of the same name. Prince performed all vocals & instruments on the song. “Sign o’ the Times” was reportedly written and composed on a Sunday, when Prince usually wrote his most introspective songs. The song proved popular upon release, topping the charts in both he UK and the US. Despite being negative in nature, the song was originally intended for two separate Prince albums meant to be released in 1986, that were both shelved: Dream Factory and Crystal Ball. The single’s cover features new band member Cat Glover posing with a large heart covering her face, and on the back of the cover, posing with Prince’s guitar.
The Peace Symbol- The Shape
This record has been modelled into the present day symbol for peace as taken from the records picture sleeve. A number of peace symbols have been used many ways in various cultures and contexts. The dove and olive branch was used symbolically by early Christians and then eventually became a secular peace symbol, popularised by a Dove lithograph by Pablo Picasso after World War II. In the 1950s the “peace sign”, as it is known today, was designed by Gerald Holtom as the logo for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), a group at the forefront of the peace movement in the UK, and adopted by anti-war and counterculture activists in the US and elsewhere. The symbol is a super-imposition of the semaphore signals for the letters “N” and “D”, taken to stand for “nuclear disarmament”.
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