Hello, as an artist I don't purposely put in subliminals. But I do notice (sometimes) when a piece of art has something going on. Maybe the artist didn't like what they originally had or wanted something to work in the background. So it draws my attention.
This has happened in a few pictures I've seen in the WT publications. It is unfortunate that my Mac is down because the pictures are on it and I have to use a crappy dell computer right now. Just a few of the pictures that I found recently are:
A picture of Jehovah/jesus on a throne in the sky. A long row of angels from left to right. Behind the throne were several angels. It was this area that drew my eye. If you have a program like Photoshop or Photoshop elements, you can use "Levels" to darken and intensify the colors. Most WT pictures these days, are very light in saturation of color so if you intensify it, you can see detail that was washed out before. Well at first I thought that the artist had copied another section of the angels to save time and over lapped them. Because there was something showing up. But nothing in the rest of the picture had the same pattern or texture. To cut to the chase, one angel had a suspicious lump in his crotch area and the angel next to him, had his gaze fixated there with a rather leering smile on his face. Was this WT's doing? Probably not. Just an adolescent mindset getting away with something naughty.
On an Awake magazine, there was a burning cigarette/cigar on the cover. Kim and Mikey were all excited over some phallic reference but they missed the main image. Smoke just doesn't look like how it was drawn on the cover. No matter how I traced out the swirls, they didn't make any sense. Sure, the artist could just be winging it but I gave it a try on photoshop. When you get done defining it, there are two distinct figures in the smoke. One had a different color tinge so they became separate. It is then easy to see the backside of a woman (naked of course) intertwined with a mans body. This one is more sophisticated than the one above. Is it a prank by an artist who knows about the tobacco industries love of sex/death for their advertising - or is it on purpose by the WT?
It seems to me, that the more a company wants to be super clean and squeaky - ie WT, Disney, the more some artists want to prank them with something naughty. I don't leave out the possibility that WT does have some underhanded stuff going on, but I think the majority is rebellious artists.