Apparently a nice set of stems spread to frame another person is a popular motif in ads and book covers. PRINT magazine has collected examples of the "spread legs" motif over the decades and there are some striking similarities and surprises (for example, how often the aesthetic was used on men in old Western novels). But it's clear that, when using womens' bodies to shill shit, some things never change. [PRINT via Boing Boing]