God, seeing it printed on that t-shirt sort of reinforces just how utterly wretched the creative direction for this era was. It's certainly not the first time the album shoot beat you over the head with its intended theme (although at least the reputation cover was somewhat interesting, in my eyes, and the era itself sort of warranted it) but it's just so. fucking ugly. Not even that, but it's just such a dire (and yet fitting) representation of everything those initial singles set out to correct and the level of credit/intelligence she gave people in going about that in the first place. Thinking about it, Red was probably the only album shoot of hers I actually thought was any good. The first two are boring as hell but largely inoffensive, Speak Now is ugly as sin in either colour variant, I guess 1989 has come to embody its cover in my mind but there's still little to grab onto and the reputation shoot at large was crap too.