Even after his death, David Bowie is still providing his fans with some pleasant surprises.
Some fans recently discovered something new about the legend’s final album, Blackstar: when the album’s artwork is positioned so that it is under direct sunlight, the artwork transforms into a field of glowing stars. The stars fade away when the light source is removed.
The artwork’s designer, Jonathan Barnbrook, recently told Dezeen, “It’s subsided a bit now, but a lot of people said it was a bulls**t cover when it came out, that it took five minutes to design, but I think there is a misunderstanding about the simplicity.”
“This was a man who was facing his own mortality. The Blackstar symbol [★], rather than writing ‘Blackstar,’ has as a sort of finality, a darkness, a simplicity, which is a representation of the music.” Barnbrook explained, “The idea of mortality is in there, and of course the idea of a black hole sucking in everything, the Big Bang, the start of the universe, if there is an end of the universe. These are things that relate to mortality.”