Signs Of Leonard Cohen: 1992 British Ad For The Future


The text on this large, especially attractive 1992 English print ad for The Future is severely limited, leading one to ponder the implications of the choices made by the advertising folks to include this particular set of information:

  • the name of the artist
  • the name of the album
  • a listing of available formats (“CD, MC, LP”)
  • the name of the record label
  • the information that the album includes “7 NEW COMPOSITIONS,” none of which are named, “Plus 2 COVER VERSIONS, IRVING BERLIN’S ‘Always’ and “FREDERICK KNIGHT’S ‘Be For Real.’”

Contributed by Dominique BOILE

Note: Originally posted October 21, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric