Semiotics in Teddy Boys

Icon:  The photo itself is an icon as it physically represents what it is showing, a group of Teds, wearing their drape jackets, drain pipe trousers, da haircuts ect.

Symbol: The drape jacket is the Ted is wearing is symbolic, it is showing what they have money to spend on fancy jackets, and their hairstyles are also symbolic of the subculture they represent.

Index: The black and white photographs that are from the 1950’s where the Teddy Boy subculture, this is indexical of age as colour photos hadn’t come into mainstream cameras at this time.



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