Here's a song about a back water Princess... Katie. 22. Female. Birmingham, UK. Jeweller. Liker of things many and vaired. Writer, dreamer, cat person.Magical pixie unicorn when no one's looking.
#also I have a feeling this will leave Katie all kinds of flustered and that amuses me.
fluffyballofdeath said: I once read an article about an old advertising trend, where something odd would intentionally be added to a poster or magazine page to catch people's subconscious attention. It could be an extra hand on the shoulder or too many fingers, or "hidden" images of skulls or faces in you don't really notice. It supposedly made people remember the advertisement. It may have started after the Victorian era, but do you know of it? I can't seem to find any information on it, and it was pretty cool.
You may be thinking of 'All Is Vanity' by Charles Allan Gilbert, an American illustrator who painted an image of a young lady at her vanity table in 1892. This is the image here:
It wasn’t an advertisement and didn’t actually appear in any publications until it was picked up by LIFE magazine in 1902. However, it was extremely popular and sparked an entire genre of ‘hidden image’ works of art. Salvador Dali even got in on the act.
Even if this isn’t what you were thinking of, it’s still a pretty cool piece of information, right? You can count on me for Victorian morbidity, at least.