Originally, this image was created to promote the Teal Sound Drum and Bugle Corps’ 2011 production, “Sinvitation 7”. The show was set around the “its more fun to be bad than good” concept and musical selections were chosen to represent each of the Seven Deadly Sins.
The original design featured the show’s title “Sinvitation 7”, rather than “7 Deadly Sins” in this version, layered on the industrial steel, prison-like framework containing the arms of the poor guilty souls.
Each of the arms represent one of the “deadly” sins. From left to right translated into English, they are: Sloth (the limp wrist), Gluttony (fat hand with a fork), Envy (reaching out to grab what Greed is holding, a diamond), Greed (with the gem), Pride (I’m number one!), Lust (the come hither finger) and Wrath (probably about to commit murder with the knife!)
Each sin is also often associated with a particular color, shown here in the gifts of smoke probably emanating from the fire and brimstone below. Sloth = Light Blue, Gluttony = Orange, Envy = Green, Greed=Yellow, Pride = Violet, Lust = Blue, and Wrath = Red. The Latin translation of each sin is also written in its associated color.