Author: S.T. Lore
Client: Total Control
Designer: Bart De Baets & James Vinceguerra
Format: LP + Insert
Year: 2014, Iron Lung
PORTRAIT WITH PENDANTS
"... Ornamental People. Dross of novelty. Bulk of faces. Never to be confused with the peculiar patterning design of an Altar book.
Economically, we possess this essential shaping agent, and by adopting the broad pen, 'I am unable to state my position except that I believe in honourable merchandising, without taint'. And so, after the drudgery of the apprenticeship, we must perform a thorough investigation into the physical properties of the product: the squareness and the quality of the binding; the mechanism of the fold and the delivery of the content. Though much may be disregarded in the case of these five sloped Roman beings (stranded as they are in ditches, removed from a period of immaculate breeding.) This imprinting from a group of men is marred by a distinctly underground alphabet.'Never before ossified in the cult, nor in the press of the dove: with no need to remedy their deficiencies!' Strictly existing on a diet of undistinguished 'old faces' contrasted severely with the appearance of the 'moderns'. Tall timber. Slack limber. Lop jaw. Hunchback. Clean slate. Stained by hand and by foot. Prepared to give succour with the visionary tale, the armoured car, the blue siren, the heavy breather, and the giant deceiver. Well aware that little murders lie in the secluded heart, these men pour reasoned abuse alongside the cruelty practised by the wind cheater and the silver cross. Delicates are renewed from crumpled hope; vertical towers gleam transparent; residents pose for portraits with pendants; and by snapping elastic band opinion, they accept the plastic flower and the sunroom slave – for there's plenty learn inside this typical system ...'