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The Inner Gatefold Art of the 4th Album...

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I apologize in advance if this is common knowledge...

but I was wondering if y'all were aware of the 'hidden' art aspects of the Hermit of the Tarot pic in the LP's gatefold...

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I tried it and didn't see anything. Supposedly if you hold it against a mirror you'l see a horned creature.

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I tried it and didn't see anything. Supposedly if you hold it against a mirror you'l see a horned creature.

That's one of 2 things.

When looking at the image upright, portrait orientation, place the right edge against the mirror (it's easier if you use the LP instead of the CD sleeve).

The mountain becomes the right side of the 'Beast's' head/face, the Hermit becomes his right horn. The mirror image becomes the left side of his head, and the mirror image of the Hermit his left horn...

So very cool...

But there's one more hidden image as well...

Edited by Led Zeppelin

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Here's a graphic I made, though I don't think the hermit is meant to be the horns, personally.

hermit_mirror_marked.jpg

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Here's a graphic I made, though I don't think the hermit is meant to be the horns, personally.

hermit_mirror_marked.jpg

Looks more like Jabba the Hut :D

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That's one of 2 things.

When looking at the image upright, portrait orientation, place the right edge against the mirror (it's easier if you use the LP instead of the CD sleeve).

The mountain becomes the right side of the 'Beast's' head/face, the Hermit becomes his right horn. The mirror image becomes the left side of his head, and the mirror image of the Hermit his left horn...

So very cool...

But there's one more hidden image as well...

Please do tell, I love hidden things, and I"ll confess, I"ve never been up on all the hidden Zep goodies.

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With a necktie! :D

Oh yeah didn't spot that. Actually its beginning to look a lot like a Rabbit albeit a lumpy one ;)

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Take the image above, and view it upside down, you see a little boy holding his head and smiling.

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Something else to observe, the lightbearer has horns. The light bearer is also way up

on high whereas the small church is down in the valley below, diminished.

Anyway, it looks like a variation of Mad Magazine's fold-in back covers.

Edited by SteveAJones

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hermit_mirror_marked.jpg

Reminds me of Frank from Donnie Darko.

... and it looks like there is a zeppelin pointing toward earth between his ears.

Edited by Lady Goodman

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