Back in October, 2010 we noticed this uncanny resemblance to a Beatles album cover. It was created by another record label to mark a big anniversary.
I was reminded of this post when I read the March, 2013 edition of Q Magazine recently. The mag ran an article called “Album Cover Clichés”. In it they featured a number of examples of what they labelled “the grid of four individual portraits”, writing that the most iconic example was Let It Be by the the Beatles. At the time it perfectly summed up the group’s together-but-apart dynamic:
See also Part 1 here.