Thanks to Mugu Brainpan, I wonder if the triumph that is the They Might Be Giants LP Flood moughtn’t relate to the ‘hermetic artist’ Robert Fludd.

In a previous online life, copious speculation on a graphic-design email list I belonged to led to the enunciation of a postulated theory of hermetic design, as modernist design principles are closely founded upon medieval European traditions of harmony and good measure, which, in turn, stem from Greek-enunciated principles of harmony and proportion. Careful readers will be unsurprised to learn that it has long been my opinion that the closest students of these lessons in the middle ages were persons operating within the expanding economies of the Islamic sphere of influence.