Malkmus Cover Art Mayhem?

Friend of Illiot Gould and professional buns blaster Andrew K. recently alerted me to a striking similarity between the cover art of Steven Malkmus’ latest, Real Emotional Trash, and the cover of a 1970s edition of Graphis Annual. The two are so similar, it seems it must be an intentional reference. I’ve been searching for something verifying that and have yet to come across anything online. Anyway, check it out for yourself.

Real Emotional Trash:


Graphis Annual