MYTH IS A LOGIC TOO


2018

If metal is representative of the dark and terrifying. What is more metal than the female body? These fictional band prompted all draw their names from Swedish direct translations of parts of the female anatomy (mother cake is placenta for example). Set in bright colors using free stock images, gradients, drop shadows, outlines and other design “no-no’s” to create the most “metal” posters imaginable.

Inspired in many ways by Anne Carsons essay on Female Pollution in Antiquity (both the title of the piece as well as all “album names” are taken from this essay), and David Batchelor’s Chromophobia.





Mother Cake is a direct translation of the Swedish word for placenta (moderkaka)


“[Women] are, as psychological entities, unstable compounds of deceit and desire, prone to leakage” Anne Carson “Dirt and Desire: essay on the phenomenology of female pollution in antiquity” Men in the Off Hours, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, pg 143.

Ceres—Roman goddess of agriculture, grain crops, fertility and motherly relationships.
Typography: Jumble by Laura Worthington.
Photo: Dry Earth by podlesnova.



Life Mother is a direct translation of the Swedish word for uterus (livmoder) 


“Both Hippokrates and Plato promote the theory of the ‘wandering womb,’ and explanation of feminine hysteria which is posited upon women’s uncontrollable losing for sex” Anne Carson “Dirt and Desire: essay on the phenomenology of female pollution in antiquity” Men in the Off Hours, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, p 137.

Diana—Roman goddess of the hunt, the moon, and nature.
Typeface: Alcuin by Gudrun Zapf von Hesse.
Photo: Flaming Fire by Dawn Hudson




Taken By Force is a direct translation of the Swedish word for raped (våldtagen)


“In sum, the female body, the female psyche the female social life and the female moral life are penetrable, porous, mutable and
subject to defilement all the time.” Anne Carson “Dirt and Desire: essay on the phenomenology of female pollution in antiquity” Men in the Off Hours, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, p 143.

Minerva—Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare,.
Typeface: Eskapade Fraktur by Alisa Nowak.
Photo: Snake skin pattern by S_Razvodovskij




Sheath is a direct translation of a Swedish word for vargina (slida)


“Aeschylus warns against the ‘blazing eye’ of a woman who has once ‘tasted man’ ans deprecates female license and ‘ready to dare anything’ for love. ” Anne Carson “Dirt and Desire: essay on the phenomenology of female pollution in antiquity” Men in the Off Hours, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, p 137.

Demeter: Greek goddess of agriculture. Typeface: Lisbeth and Lisbeth Display  by Louisa-Helen Froehlich.
Photo: floating-sky.jpg




Virginity Membrane is a direct translation of the Swedish word for hymen (mödomshinna)


“As members of the human society, perhaps the most difficult task we face daily is that of touching one another—whether the touch is physical, moral, emotional or imaginary. Contact is crisis.” Anne Carson “Dirt and Desire: essay on the phenomenology of female pollution in antiquity” Men in the Off Hours, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, p 130.

Hera—Greek goddess of women, marriage, family, and childbirth. Typography:  Totally Gothic by Zuzana Licko.  
Photo: Black Water Drops Abstract Background Pattern by Viktor Hanacek





Vulvic Lips is a direct translation of the Swedish word for labia
(blygdläppar)

“Plato compares the matter of creation got a mother, describing it as a ‘receptacle’ or reservoir which is ‘shapeless, view-less and all receiving’ and which “takes it’s form form and activation form whatever enters it ” Anne Carson “Dirt and Desire: essay on the phenomenology of female pollution in antiquity” Men in the Off Hours, Alfred A. Knopf, 2000, p 133.

Artemis—Greek moon goddess
Typeface: Charlemange STD by Carol Twombly.
Photo: Psychedelic abstract background made from soap bubble reflecting light by derek82