In this poster the designer was combining the music note with a tree to create a metaphor of something bigger than the two separate.

To me, this is allegory. Trying to represent music through geometric shapes. Cover designed by Josef Albers. Just one of many covers.

1 comment:

  1. You have not identified the tropes correctly.

    The first one is not metaphor. You need to replace one sign with another, and this is a hybrid sign.

    Allegory is typically addressing a bigger cultural, social, political statement than music. Plus a circle is not a "concrete device", it's an abstract geometric shape.

    Ian, if you'd like to try this exercise again I will accept it for re-evaluation. It is important that you can successfully identify tropes in other design work. Just notify me when you have posted.